Behind the Mic: On Roadside Americans by Jack Reid, Read by Johnny Heller
How Hitchhiking Mirrors the Cultural Trajectory of our Country
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Johnny Heller’s narration of Jack Reid’s history of hitchhiking, Roadside Americans. He narrates engagingly with a sureness of tone and plainspoken style that suits the many interesting stories, personal histories, and critiques of hitching rides. The audiobook chronicles how hitchhiking mirrors the cultural trajectory of the country from the early clean-cut days to counterculture hitchhikers to the present decline.
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