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by | Read by Campbell Scott

Fiction • 2.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Campbell Scott’s almost-hypnotic tone lends itself well to the opening of this novel. But as the book continues, Scott's delivery, while consistent, becomes numbing, making it difficult to engage with the story. DeLillo’s latest involves his usual fare: the fragmented perceptions of a protagonist who makes his way through a contemporary world over which he has no control. In this one, a former academic and a filmmaker join forces to examine the post-9/11 culture of fear created by the Bush-Cheney team in the run-up to the Iraq War. In being true to the material, Scott’s delivery necessarily reflects its lack of narrative drive. As a result, some listeners may find this production all-too-easy to turn off. K.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781442300545 $19.99 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2010

CS ISBN 9781440776663 $33.75 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9781440776770 $51.75 • Three CDs

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