Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452604534 $39.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452654539 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452634531 $83.99 Eight CDs
This incisive, funny, sardonic memoir by the daughter of CATCH-22 author Joseph Heller has its poignancy compromised by Karen White’s overly sweet narration style. The author’s father was brilliant, eccentric, and stubborn—and here the doors to her memories of family are thrown open for all to enjoy. Interactions with Balanchine, Poitier, Brooks, Mostel, and others are memorably written. The audiobook would have benefited from White’s assuming a greater vocal range. Despite her precise diction and phrasing, her repetitive intonations engage the listener only in moments. Nonetheless, for those with an interest in Joseph Heller, this is a must-listen as the details on his family and life experiences provide insights into how his life influenced his prize-winning writing. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]
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