Thursday, April 26, 2007

Late Reviews

As a follow up to last week's post on audiobooks, I want to recommend Late Reviews and Latest Obsessions, a blog which has detailed reviews of hundreds of audiobooks. The reviews are insightful (which is to say, they coincide with my opinions and prejudices to a great extent) and cover a range of texts both classic and current. And they cover the performance ("[i]f there is a weakness to his reading, his pausing and phrasing suggests he's reading a nonametric verse narrative consisting of anapests followed by double dactyls") as well as the text.

The reviews tend toward the positive, although the blog's author ("The Critic") is great at slicing and dicing worthy targets as well. When Jonah Goldberg's Holidays With Hitler finally comes out in 2009 or thereafter, I hope The Critic gets his hands on the audio version.

And he also reviews Lyndon LaRouche pamphlets!

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