Narrator John Lescault gives an appropriately dry performance of this audiobook. Gore Vidal is the kind of intellectual public figure you know even if you haven’t read one word of his work. Never fear: EMPIRE OF SELF is the perfect biography, not only for followers of Gore’s work, but also for those who seek a clear history of the man. In fact, this audiobook is an exemplary entry to the genre of literary biography. Lescault’s narration reflects the temperament and wit of Vidal as well as the academic yet approachable writing of Parini. Listeners familiar with Vidal’s writing and life will enjoy the detailed account found here; listeners new to Vidal will find this a suitable starting point to the life of the man and his work. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504671361 $39.95 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-7133-0 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504671347 $118.00 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504671354 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504671309 multiple sources
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