This audiobook is a welcome exception to light, and overly hopeful, memoirs. The author, a NEW YORK TIMES columnist, is unsparing in his truthfulness and emotion. Yes, there are hope and life and happiness, but Blow also accentuates the grittiness, racism, and challenges he faced growing up in the South in the 1970s. As narrator, Blow has a deep, low voice that has an Everyman quality to it. He reads much too slowly and with little variation in pitch and tone, but his diction is excellent, and his story is compelling. The importance of the book is that it's Blow's story, and he makes it sound personal. He creates a vivid world that is captivating and absorbing. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3020-7 $29.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3021-4 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4915-3019-1 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3022-1 $62.97 Eight CDs
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