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LAST CALL AT THE HOTEL IMPERIAL The Reporters Who Took On a World at War

by | Read by Suzanne Toren

Biography & Memoir • 18.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

This ensemble biographical audiobook traces the reportage, lives, and loves of four correspondents who covered the years leading up to WWII. Each was successful in their own right, and some, like John Gunther and Dorothy Thompson, whose columns and radio show reached millions, became household names. Suzanne Toren brings a clipped Mid-Atlantic accent to her narration, which is perfect for the time and locale. Hearing how Thompson dismissed Hitler as a "little man" makes the listener appreciate that journalism is indeed the first draft of history. Unfortunately, the audiobook is too invested in the reporters' personal lives, which get in the way of the most important story. L.W.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593416334 $27.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593416341 $95.00

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