Library Ed. Recorded Books 2017
CD ISBN 9781501942150 $123.75 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781501942211 $109.00
This audiobook focuses on the role that elected African-American leaders played in adopting more stringent criminal punishments in response to rising crime in the 1990s. The effect today has been devastating for that community and has led to a national discussion on the merits of the approach. Narrator Kevin R. Free's deliberate style sometimes slows down the book and accentuates his propensity to try to pronounce every syllable. Nonetheless, his deep, accessible voice adds emotional depth by emphasizing the author's real concern about the results of his research. Free reinforces the data by using his voice to express concern, empathy, and, sometimes, outrage. It's a timely audiobook, and Free does his best to rouse our sense of justice. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
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