This political biography is a surprise. Not only is James A. Baker III's life story fascinating, but this book is also written in an engaging and accessible style. It is eminently suited to audio. With Michael Quinlan narrating, the audiobook offers driveway moments political junkies will love and others will enjoy and learn from. Baker is described as an accidental political savant who went from high-powered Texas attorney to the height of political power as White House chief of staff, secretary of state, and manager of five Republican presidential campaigns. Quinlan's tone, like the book's, ranges from easygoing to deadly serious. He injects a bit of a Texas accent into Baker's quotes with mixed success, but that's a small criticism. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593169452 $32.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593169469 $95.00
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