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THE RISE AND FALL OF SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY

by | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Biography & Memoir • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Even though nonfiction writer Giblin gives evenhanded treatment to Senator Joe McCarthy, his infamy as a witch-hunting member of Congress in the early 1950s is fully exposed. As Giblin conveys significant background information, Elisabeth Rodgers keeps listeners engaged, presenting a clear narrative with hints of humor and personality. She changes her voice slightly when quoting McCarthy. However, while Rodgers is a capable nonfiction narrator, she places too much emphasis on the final word in each phrase, a style that becomes distracting. Her well-modulated tone might have benefited from a conversational approach. As Rodgers and Giblin remind listeners of McCarthy’s legacy, events remain lucid even without the print book’s visual material. C.A. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-5751-7 $19.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-5939-9 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $24.95

 

Library Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-5845-3 $49.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6033-3 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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