Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehrenreich, Read by David Bendena
Strong Medicine for an Aching World
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Narrator David Bendena succeeds in animating Desert Notebooks, a provocative, nonlinear audiobook, with his careful tone, judicious pace, close reading, and forward-moving cadence. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Ben Ehrenreich’s musings, reports, descriptions, and commentary. Bendena narrates with enough urgency to capture the author’s apocalyptic take on the fate of the planet, the political moment, and his own personal journey.
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