The subject of democracy--how it begins and how bad actors cause it to fail--is personal to author and narrator Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state. Rice's delivery of her introduction makes the listener want to hear more of her voice, and the emotion she conveys adds strength to her argument for democracy. The handoff to Grace Angela Henry, who narrates the chapters, is seamless. Henry's reading is not passionate or academic--the text won't allow it--but she smartly conveys her own interest to engage listeners. Though one can assume Henry has not been at a negotiation table, she excels at capturing the tension and hope that characterize the effort to find common ground. M.P.P. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781478964582 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781478964575 $26.98
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