Audio Book review – Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died by Edward Klein

August 30, 2009


For this fascinating and charming story of an intriguing life full of dream and broad significance to the American people, the almost prophetic voice of Arthur Morey was chosen to bring the words and deeds of a life into your iPod or mp3 player.
Ted Kennedy who in life has played as many parts as an experienced and brilliant actor does on a stage, is here examined by the compelling and steady voice of a man whose career speaks for itself. Arthur Morey has been narrating books his entire life. His almost frail sense of security brings us into his world as he invites you in a serenade like fashion, to embark upon this book journey alongside him, while a quiet and dim light fades by the horizon.

Arthur Morey like Ted Kennedy himself, shows a slight simplicity in his speaking tone, demonstrating some invariable doubt as he narrates a story that might be quite beyond our very understanding. The editing the audio has suffered shows some signs of an almost lack of thoughtfulness. What Morey couldn’t redo as he narrated, the editor didn’t accomplish to polish whenever he worked on this particular audio book on a later process of its publishing.
The quality is weak as opposed to many other audio books narrated by Morey himself like The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald for an instance. Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died by Edward Klein didn’t get a very happy ending as an audio book. Not because Arthur Morey’s well known efficiency wasn’t enough, but because the first or second draft made it as the last.
Although many other similar audio books always get mixed reviews in regards to their narrators, Arthur Morey’s well toned and orchestrated tense has the magical quality of bringing familiarity into your headphones making this title one of the most well reviewed over the media. This particular voice artist is the perfect fit for Ted Kennedy’s tales of a shadowed but brilliant career and an intense and well-lived life.
This fine book and author had a match made in heaven with Arthur Morey, but this audio book’s publisher did not get so lucky. Many different techniques should have been used to polish and round Morey’s deliverance of this thick and solid story, but they weren’t. The final product is a competent audio book that might be considered near perfect by Arthur Morey’s personal intentions, but not by their less than friendly editors.

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