cover image American Subversive

American Subversive

David Goodwillie, read by David Drummond and Tavia Gilbert, Tantor Media, unabridged, 10 CDs, 12.5 hrs., $37.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1754-3

When terrorists attack a Manhattan high-rise, Aidan Cole receives a tip that the culprit is actually homegrown and fails to meet the stereotypical profile for terrorist bombers. This journey leads him to dark discoveries and dangerous liaisons that will forever alter his view of America. David Drummond’s portrayal of Cole is spot-on and guides the story well even though the tale of beautiful terrorist bomber Paige is not as interesting a listen as it should be. Sadly, Tavia Gilbert’s rendition of the unsuspecting killer is less successful; a tendency to overpronounce words keeps her performance more stagey than convincing. A Scribner hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 4). (May)