A Time of Fear by Albert Marrin, Read by Jason Culp
Red Scares and the Cold War
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Narrator Jason Culp relies on careful modulation to convey this nuanced, comprehensive examination of a dangerous time in 20th-century history—the period of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Culp’s approachable performance of A Time of Fear, Albert Marrin’s nonfiction audiobook for teens. Culp delivers the words of famous leaders with slight accents or impressions and narrates the most blatant examples of propaganda with a suitable hint of sarcasm. As for everyday communists, Culp successfully infuses them with humanity, underscoring that they genuinely believed, albeit often mistakenly, that the end justifies the means. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
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