cover image Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Bernie Sanders, read by the author and Mark Ruffalo. Macmillan Audio, , unabridged, 16 CDs, 18 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-8533-1

Senator Sanders’s gravelly voice and dramatic presentation are surely familiar to listeners. He reads with the same sincerity and earnestness he brought to audiences throughout his extraordinary primary campaign for president of the United States. A seasoned orator, he’s particularly good at changing speed and intonation to emphasize the points he wants you to understand and absorb. Actor Ruffalo sounds subdued by comparison; though he is an ardent fan of Sanders, he doesn’t muster the energy, urgency and hopefulness that Sanders does. Though the text touches on many points from his recent campaign, it adds much personal and political history and detailed plans on every issue. The recording was made prior to the 2016 election, and Sanders’s optimistic tone reflects his high hopes that in the coming administration his “future to believe in” might begin to be realized. A Thomas Dunne hardcover. (Nov.)