Book pak Books on Tape 1999
CS ISBN 0736644423 $88.00 Eleven cassettes
What a nice man! James Cagney made his own way with the love of two strong women, his Irish mother, Carrie, and his wife, Frances "Willie" Cagney, his companion of over 65 years. John McCabe, the ghostwriter of the actor's autobiography spent decades working with his subject, and the two became friends for life. His obvious understanding of and affection for Cagney bring insight and clarity to the work. Edwardson's reading captures the author's respect and admiration, while falling short of portraying Cagney's energy and drive. While his phrasing and enunciation are flawless, the pace lags, and the listener must work to concentrate on the fascinating story. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]
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