Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

Hampton Sides, read by the author, Random House Audio, unabridged, 12 CDs, 15 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-0-7393-5892-4
Sides delivers an arresting account of the last days of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hunt to capture his killer, James Earl Ray. Sides provides not just a clear history of events, but a gripping narrative that puts readers into the room with key people including King, Ray, and J. Edgar Hoover. The author reads with a clear and strong voice that keeps a good pace and agreeable rhythm. He slips easily into the accents and only marginally invokes the speaking styles of different famous people's voices (including King himself), thereby reminding listeners of who is speaking but without hammy mimicry. While his narration is not as enthralling as the action itself, Sides maintains a solid rhythm and projection throughout. A Doubleday hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 8). (May)
Reviewed on: 05/31/2010
Release date: 04/01/2010
Genre: Audio
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