Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

Mary Matalin and James Carville, read by the authors. Penguin Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.25 hrs., $39.95 ISBN 978-1-61176-238-9
After two decades of marriage, the husband and wife duo from opposite sides of the aisle offers up a new memoir detailing their political and personal lives. This audio production presents Matalin and Carville as their fans have come to know them, with contrasting styles to go along with conflicting ideologies. Matalin’s delivery and Midwestern accent pairs well with a sometimes spirited but generally easygoing conversational tone, while Carville embodies his “Ragin’ Cajun,” type-a personality with all of its passion and color. The narrators respective contributions to the chapters flow together smoothly, accentuating distinct takes on the same events. The detailed, hour-by-hour account of the September 11 terrorist attacks is especially moving and transcends public policy squabbles. A Blue Rider Press hardcover. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 02/24/2014
Release date: 01/01/2014
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