Jon Lindstrom's deft yet rather formal approach and raspy tones are well suited to this account of the dramatic life of playwright and actor Sam Shepard, who wrote, among other iconic works, TRUE WEST. Greenfield describes Shepard's tumultuous life, along with carefully drawn descriptions of his times, especially the 1960s and 1970s, when he had relationships and collaborations with Patti Smith, Jessica Lange, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan. The author was given access to a number of these complex and creative artists. Insight and empathy are behind both the text and Lindstrom's skillful performance. Shepard wrote of love and hate, and played the role of loner, drifter, and stranger. But this sweeping biography finds still more within the man. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593451298 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593451304 $76.00
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