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THE NIXON DEFENSE What He Knew and When He Knew It

by | Read by Joe Barrett

History • 26 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Dean is nothing, if not thorough. This lengthy audiobook brings to mind the author's seven-hour opening statement when he testified at the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. Here, Dean still has a fascinating story to tell, and he makes his points with emphasis. Joe Barrett narrates in what sounds like a perpetual whisper--as if he doesn't want either Nixon or the NSA to hear him. In a way, this perfectly fits the book's theme, but after a while, it becomes wearisome, especially when words drop off at the ends of sentences. This is disappointing as Barrett is a narrator known for his low, raspy tone and excellent diction. He does successfully use character voices to re-create the people he's describing. Overall, the book is worth listening to--in small doses. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2014

DD ISBN 9780698153790 $65.00

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