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Recently nominated for "Book of the Year".
When the 9/11 Commission Report When it was released on July 20th, The 9/11 Commission Report immediately dominated the news. The professed mission of the members of the commission to educate the public. coincided with the main goal of Pocket University, and production of the entire report was immediately started.
The book has been a runaway bestseller and sales remain strong. But there will be many who find a 500 page report daunting. That is our market: the Executive Summary in audio is an easy way to get the essence of the report, without having to read the book. The Commission has been telling all who will listen that the report and its recommendations could save American lives. It is in that spirit that we produced the Commission's Report on audio. Our marketing efforts are now focused on getting it to the public, and now, it is available.
Narrators typically interpret, dramatize, and enliven text. But that approach won't work for the audiobook of the 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT. The task here is to bring life to the words without coloring the message of this carefully balanced analysis. Remarkably, the narrators--a who's who of audio professionals--pull it off, as evidenced by Barbara Rosenblat's voicing of the harrowing air controller and pilot transcripts, Ralph Cosham's perspective on fundamentalist Islam (the British accent helps), Dan Cashman's raspy explanation as to why it's easier to create terror than to stop it, and Scott Brick's re-creation of the final attack plan. Pocket University did an impressive job conveying this provocative and distressing material, and the result is a document that, like history itself, reflects hope and despair. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine