cover image Reporter: A Memoir

Reporter: A Memoir

Seymour M. Hersh, read by Arthur Morey. Penguin Audio, , unabridged, 11 CDs, 14 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-7393-8423-7

Morey, with his mature and confident voice, is a convincing stand-in for journalist Hersh in the audio edition of Hersh’s memoir. The book recounts Hersh’s storied career as an investigative reporter, from his Pulitzer-winning report on the 1968 massacre of Vietnamese civilians by American troops at My Lai, up through more recent exposés, including that of the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib military prison. Morey’s vocal delivery has the perfect tone and timbre to tell Hersh’s story. His reading conveys Hersh with conviction as he recounts how the reporter doggedly follows lead after lead in his efforts to get to the truth of a story. Morey’s skillful narration of Hersh’s life makes for an excellent listening experience. A Knopf hardcover. (June)