Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-60024-915-0 $39.98 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781600249167 $26.98
Library Ed. Audiogo 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-60024-995-2 $94.99 Ten CDs
Ranging in subject from master salesman Ron Popeil to hair dye, pasta sauce, and how the NFL can help us hire better teachers, this collection of the author's essays from THE NEW YORKER is both entertaining and informative. Malcolm Gladwell reminds us that authors can effectively read their own books by turning in a well-crafted, subtle performance. His slightly husky upper-register voice is calm and assured, and he knows exactly where to pause, when to provide emphasis, and how to deliver a punch line. While Gladwell is not a seasoned reader and sometimes needs to vary his pitch and rhythm, he seems to relish bringing to light the ideas and people he finds fascinating. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2009]
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