United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

Cory Booker, read by the author. Random House Audio, unabridged, digital download, 9 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-1-101-92665-9
Booker, a junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, provides a multifaceted exploration of the many moments and people who have left an indelible mark on him and his political career. Booker shows how other people are instrumental in success as a leader, including in his case his father, the community leaders and activists who mentored him over years, and even the people he has lost or let down. With a light rasp, a slight New Jersey lilt, and a history of public speaking, Booker does a spectacular job narrating his audio edition of his book. He keeps a strong and consistent projection throughout the production and knows exactly when to slow down, lighten his tone, and convey more solemn emotions such as regret and sadness. He is especially adept at respectfully invoking the people he writes about in his book. He provides unique voices that liven up the script. A Ballantine hardcover. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 04/04/2016
Genre: Audio
Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio
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