cover image The Rogue: 
Searching for the Real Sarah Palin

The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin

Joe McGinniss, read by Arthur Morey. Random House Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 11 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-307-94128-2

In this account of the self-proclaimed rogue of the Republican Party, bestselling journalist McGinniss leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of Sarah Palin’s true identity, even if it means moving in next door to the former beauty queen and governor of Alaska. Narrator Arthur Morey delivers a steady reading that allows McGinniss’s prose and reporting to take center stage. Morey’s professional tone and polished narration make for a compelling listen as the author charts Palin’s surprising rise to fame and dishes a few insider tidbits about her family. “I could probably fill up most of my fingers with the names of women Todd has screwed,” states a former neighbor. Listeners will find this a slightly skewed but enjoyable account of one woman’s leap into the political spotlight. A Crown hardcover. (Sept.)