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by | Read by Pam Ward

Biography & Memoir • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Pam Ward has a lot to carry as narrator of this detailed biography. Overall, she does well at keeping the listener engaged with the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, father of the Kennedy dynasty, during his Hollywood career in the 1920s. However, her vocal projections when quoting different people within the book, especially Kennedy himself, are inconsistent and often confuse the listener. Nonetheless, her attention to the narrative and expository elements helps listeners get through Beauchamp's meticulous research. While the arrangement of information works, sometimes Beauchamp's litany of facts is difficult for listeners to process. Happily, Ward significantly helps with well-placed emphasis throughout these long stretches. L.E. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781433261084 $34.95 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433261053 $95.95 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433261060 $120.00 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433261091 $44.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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