From bestselling author David Shields and acclaimed screenwriter Shane Salerno comes Salinger, the definitive biography of one of the most mysterious figures of the 20th century. Bolstered by exclusive interviews from over 200 people on five continents, this gripping work sheds light on the last 56 years of the beloved Catcher in the Rye author's life--a period that had until now remained dark despite intense speculation from both the media and Salinger's devoted fans.
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by David James Poissant
by David Popkin
by David Hewson
by David Downing
by David Levien
by Henry David Thoreau
by David Huddle
by David Meerman Scott, Brian Halligan
by David Shields, Caleb Powell
by Samantha Matthews, David Shields
"ThereÕs one great thing about this flawed biography; it provides the only audio performances from J.D. SalingerÕs books and stories. (Salinger refused to have his works performed.) Taking small bits from CATCHER IN THE RYE and other works (so as not to trip copyright laws), the narrators provide a glimpse of the wonderful audiobook world that could exist if the Salinger estate eased its grip on these writings. There are other things to like about this book, as wellÑthe breadth of research (there are statements and letters from hundreds of sources), the organization (the early emphasis on SalingerÕs war experience sets the tone for his later years), and the superb full-cast narration (in particular Campbell ScottÕs persuasive reading). What primarily mars the project is the commentary by the authors. If they had simply let others speak, they could have eliminated their self-serving, less-than-compelling contributions. An additional wish is that the downloadable version had included access to the bookÕs photos. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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