The best autobiographies speak to us and say, “Listen to my story as I want to tell it.” This work is an excellent example of such a book. Part travelogue and part history of the world of the 1930s, Hughes’s memoir uses poetry and text to remind us that times may change, but the human condition often stays remarkably the same. Narrator Dominic Hoffman does a masterful job with this book. In a slightly hoarse voice and an understated tone, Hoffman connects with the author’s words, pauses at the right moments, and allows us to follow every word clearly. When he reads Hughes’s poetry, we can imagine the author speaking directly to us. It’s marvelous. Grab this audiobook any way you can. R.I.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]
Digital Download Random House Audio 2011
DD ISBN 9780307939500 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2011
CD ISBN 9780307939517 $50.00 Fourteen CDs
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