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THE PRICE OF POLITICS

by | Read by Boyd Gaines

Contemporary Culture • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Woodward's book about the recent debt ceiling negotiations gives a detailed inside view that humanizes the process while showing it breaking down. Boyd Gaines effortlessly commands the basics of a good reading with a pace that feels just right, intonations that match and develop meanings, and effective use of expression and emotion. Beyond that, he narrates with energy, sympathy, and understanding. He gives each player his own voice, approximating the famous ones, which at first distracts as an attempt at imitation. But the tactic pays off His approximations mark the voices so that in the complex give-and-take we know immediately who's speaking. Even in Gaines's spirited rendition, the wonky detail occasionally becomes numbing, but the material is important, and Gaines's delivery enlivens it. W.M. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2012

DD ISBN 9781442353305 multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-2452-0 $123.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470324537 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-2454-4 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-3073-6 $109.00

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