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This beautifully written, superbly narrated biography of H.L. Mencken seduced me with its language and insight into an amazingly complex enigma of a writer. I had never read anything by either Mencken or Manchester and this book proved a revelation to me. All I new of Mencken was his name as mentioned in movies of the 30's and in Inherit the Wind and his reputation as a tart-tongued pundit, so I was surprised by the breadth of his work. As a result, I have already ordered one Mencken book in paperback from Amazon (sadly not available in either audible or Kindle) and will investigate other Manchester bios in my preferred formats.
Anthony Heald's narration is marvelous - sarcastic, boisterous, warm, sad, or sweet by turns as appropriate to the text. This audio book is highly recommended.
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If you could sum up Disturber of the Peace in three words, what would they be?
Fun. Informative. Well-written
What did you like best about this story?
I will read anything William Manchester wrote. I love his flair for story telling and making you understand Menchen.
Have you listened to any of Anthony Heald’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, new listener but satisfied
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