Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Griot Audio 2008
CS ISBN 9781436164030 $51.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436164054 $72.75 Six CDs
Vivid writing and a powerful message make this memoir exceptional and important. Coates, a contributing editor to ATLANTIC, recalls his coming-of-age on the mean streets of Baltimore during the crack era, flanked by a difficult, activist father and a charismatic, wayward elder brother. Here's an insider's look at hell, told without anger or self-pity, by one who struggled his way out of it. Choppy delivery, seeming incomprehension of the material, and humorlessness make JD Jackson's narration disappointing. At least he has a pleasant voice and good diction, so that, even while he is obscuring the sense of the text, the listener can understand the words. Surely, this special book deserves better. Y.R. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.