NPR's Ari Shapiro has real verbal skills. Not surprisingly, he narrates his memoir with practiced professionalism. His confident tone, lyrical cadence, and timbre all hint at his background as an a cappella singer while he was at Yale. He still sings with the Pink Martini and has performed cabaret with Alan Cumming. Happily, he occasionally croons a bar or two here. His personal and journalistic stories are eloquently told, and he doesn't spare himself self-parody. (He sweats excessively, he tells us, so radio works to his advantage.) While his media rise has been striking--including a stint at the White House and as a foreign correspondent--his gift is showing how ordinary folks do extraordinary things. It is the listener's good fortune that he shares them in this audiobook. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063221376 $27.99
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