Reviews for Clarence Darrow : Attorney for The Damned


AudioFile Reviews 2012 June
Attorney Clarence Darrow is best known for defending a high school teacher in the "Scopes Monkey Trial" on the teaching of evolution in public schools. But he accomplished far more than that. He spent many years defending publicly despised defendants against a vengeful justice system. In fact, his life is so interesting that it would make for engaging listening under most circumstances. But when you add an adept reader, you have a production that will keep commuters listening in the driveway after returning home from work. Danny Campbell doesn't read the story so much as tell it--much in the way Darrow might have spoken to a jury: with a studied casualness and familiarity designed to inform while clothed in the air of a polished raconteur. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

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Library Journal Reviews 2012 September #1
Attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) is remembered as a fearless defender of the weak and hopeless. In real life, he was both idolized and vilified, and Farrell explains why this man of contradictions should be forgiven his hard edges of egotism, manipulation, and greed. Darrow employed every bit of his heart and energy to fight the ugliness in the world around him. With his straightforward Midwestern accent and slightly husky voice, reader Danny Campbell gives a fine performance, which complements the subject's fascinating life. VERDICT Recommended for all audio collections. ["Like Andrew E. Kersten's Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast...this book succeeds in presenting Darrow in the fuller context of his life. Highly recommended," read the review of the Doubleday hc, LJ 6/15/11.--Ed.]--Juleigh Muirhead Clark, Colonial Williamsburg Fdn. Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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