Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America

Cal Thomas, Author, Bob Beckel, Author, Richard Rohan, Read by , read by Richard Rohan and the authors. HarperAudio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-136360-3

The world of politics has always been feisty, but Beckel and Thomas assert that it's deteriorated into a partisan divide of animosity that threatens the safety and legitimacy of the country. In addition to tracing the history of this growing chasm, the authors also provide some interesting discussions about how to remedy it and why. Though some of their conclusions are a bit idealized, and even they have trouble finding “common ground” on all issues, they do identify some tactics that should be utilized by all sincere politicians seeking to better the United States. Rohan's dramatic inflection doesn't make him the best narrator for this audiobook, but he's certainly an enjoyable one. Beckel and Thomas, who also read parts of the audio, are mostly enjoyable. They falter on the final chapter, which is meant to be a dialogue between the two, but unfortunately, sounds stilted and scripted. Simultaneous release with the Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 13). (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 12/24/2007
Release date: 10/01/2007
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