They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?
Christopher Buckley, read by Robert Petkoff. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 10 CDs, 10.75 hrs., $29.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-426-1
In Buckley’s novel and political satire, to win approval for a new weapons system, lobbyist Bird McIntyre partners with a beautiful, right-minded radical named—of all things—Angel to turn the American public against the Chinese. But when their efforts fail, the duo concocts a story so outrageous that it just might end up becoming the truth. Narrator Robert Petkoff’s straightforward yet inspired reading brings this audio edition of Buckley’s novel to life. Petkoff’s narration is relaxed and steady, and his interpretations of the characters feature slight shifts in dialect and pitch—making them all the more realistic. Ably capturing the spirit of Buckley’s prose, Petkoff provides a reading that is sure to entertain. A Hachette/Twelve hardcover. (May)
Reviewed on: 07/30/2012