Shavit’s provocative book avoids the clichés typical of some works about the Middle East, and the audio version benefits from Paul Boehmer’s superb presentation. His personal and compelling portrait of contemporary Israel provides insights that should make even the most polarized listeners think more deeply about the nation, Zionism, and the Palestinian conflict. Boehmer adopts an Israeli accent that lends credibility to the material. The audio production also succeeds because Boehmer authentically presents the breadth of the material, which includes interviews, historic documents, and personal accounts of life in the Promised Land. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9780385359597 $45.00 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN 9780385359603 $27.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2013
CD ISBN 9780385359610 $45.00 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN 9780385359627 $95.00
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