Demos - Audio Books

MODERN HISTORY 2:05
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

by Thomas E. Ricks - Penguin Books

BUSINESS 1:52
The Future for Investors

by Jeremy Siegel - Random House

BIOGRAPHY 2:34
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

by Roger Lowenstein - Random House

FICTION (3RD PERSON) 2:49
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been

by Joyce Carol Oates - Rea Short Story Award Winners

FICTION (1ST PERSON) 2:45
Pet Milk

by Stuart Dybek - Rea Short Story Award Winners

Audio Book Reviews

From AudioFile:

Biography & Memoir
RFK: HIS WORDS FOR OUR TIMES
Robert F. Kennedy, C. Richard Allen, Edwin O. Guthman
Read by James Lurie and Jim Meskimen

Earphones Award Winner

Don't you wish you could hear RFK deliver one of his speeches today? Wouldn't it be even better if you understood the context of his words on a national or international scale? With this audiobook, you can. James Lurie narrates this collection of Kennedy's speeches, augmented by commentary from other historians and public figures, published upon the 50th anniversary of his death. Jim Meskimen also narrates, channeling his inner Kennedy to leave listeners spellbound. Exciting in tone and informative in material, the audiobook presents ideas that still impact the nation today. Those with a passion for U.S. political history will enjoy listening, thanks to the skills of both narrators. (HarperCollins)

From AudioFile:

History and Biography
FRIENDS DIVIDED: JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON
Gordon S. Wood
Read by James Lurie

Chosen a “Book Not To Miss” by AudioFile

James Lurie narrates this dual biography steadily and clearly. The principals' lives are recounted through letters, family papers, and political writings. Lurie clearly differentiates the narrative from the reading of documents by a subtle shift in intonation. Back and forth, the two friends and rivals are compared and contrasted, described and differentiated. This fundamental and key period in our nation's history is brought to life through Lurie's fluid narration. (Penguin Random House)

From AudioFile:

Contemporary Culture
THE FINISH: THE KILLING OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
By Mark Bowden
Read by James Lurie

Chosen a “Book Not To Miss” by AudioFile

James Lurie lends a hushed tone of intrigue to the story of Osama bin Laden--starting with the events of 9/11, continuing with the manhunt for the Al Qaeda leader, and culminating in the raid in which he was killed by a team of Navy SEALs. With his deep, masculine voice, Lurie provides an authoritative delivery that works well for the behind-the-scenes details relating to Barack Obama's focus on finding bin Laden. (Brilliance Audio)

From AudioFile:

Contemporary Culture
PANIC IN LEVEL 4:
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

Richard Preston
Read by James Lurie

Lurie’s testosterone-stoked voice strikes a rapid pace, undaunted by the abundant technical terms. Two of his impersonations stand out. One is the voice of a Russian-Jewish émigré and computer whiz working on pi to several billion digits. The other interviewee suffers from a gruesome genetic syndrome, and Mr. Lurie speaks for him as though he had cerebral palsy. Done without mockery or indiscretion, the result imparts a deserved empathy for the disorder. (Random House)

From Publishers Weekly:

PANIC IN LEVEL 4:
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Lurie brings his rich, honeyed baritone to Preston’s book of essays on radical science. Lurie conjures an engaging and credible Russian accent when speaking for two immigrant mathematicians who are racing to determine all the digits of pi. Listeners will enjoy the way both Preston and Lurie uncover the humanity of great researchers... (Random House)

From AudioFile:

Contemporary Culture
THE GAMBLE :
General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008

Thomas E. Ricks
Read by James Lurie

James Lurie's measured narrative style strikes the right tone for this controversial inquiry into the results of the "surge" in Iraq. Lurie’s ability to emulate the voices of both generals and soldiers enhances the listening experience. He expertly dramatizes the war stories and coolly explicates the policy decisions. The decidedly guarded tone of this work is expressed through Lurie's apt rendering of the key players' opinions. (Penguin)

From AudioFile:

Business & Finance
SUPER CRUNCHERS :
Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart

Ian Ayres
Read by James Lurie

The highly technical theories of super crunching are navigated with ease and aplomb in this peppy reading. James Lurie tackles these intricacies of economic data with a narrative style aimed at general listeners. The somewhat dull concept of consolidating vast numbers simultaneously is given vigor by Lurie's ability to weave the human story behind the various points. Unlike other economic bestsellers, which feature modern case studies, Ayres's text weaves economic principles across decades and borders, all of which is made comprehensible by the narrator. (Random House)

From AudioFile:

Business & Finance
BUFFETT :
The Making of an American Capitalist

Roger Lowenstein
Read by James Lurie

Lurie grabs your attention as he walks you through Buffett's first entrepreneurial successes. (He) narrates superbly. A must read/listen for any business entrepreneur and investor. You will be inspired! (Random House)

From Library Journal:

BUFFETT :
The Making of an American Capitalist

James Lurie's powerful reading is dead on, evoking the power of this man's singular character. Highly recommended. (Random House)

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