Longtime Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek offers an entirely episodic and anecdotal memoir in short-essay style. As is well known, the Canadian-born Trebek has been under care for pancreatic cancer, and his audiobook includes some reflection on that circumstance. He narrates his introduction and conclusion himself, as well as a handful of other sections that are the most personal to him. His performance is in high style, exuding enthusiasm, charm, and that special ability to draw in most any listener. Multiple-time Jeopardy! winner and Trebek friend Ken Jennings narrates the lion's share of the memoir. Jennings sounds workmanlike, generally direct, and clear, although there is some trailing off at the ends of lengthier sentences. Though Jennings lacks Trebek's gravitas and palpable charm, this is a touching and entertaining audiobook. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781797115887 $29.99 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9781797115894 $19.99
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