Dave Isay founded the StoryCorps Project four years ago to capture stories of the lives of everyday Americans. Its sort of a combination of the old Charles Kuralt's "On The Road" stories for CBS News and Ira Glass's "This American Life" on NPR. He calls it an "oral history" broken into sections titled "Home and Family", "Work and Dedication", "Journeys", "History and Struggle", and finally "Fire and Water" which focuses on people's experiences from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Its a wonderful experience to listen to these people share some of their most precious memories - both the good times and the bad. This isn't about celebrity or politics. Its just ordinary people sharing their lives with us with a poignancy that springs from the vagaries of fate that sometimes brings joy and other times tragedy. You'll want a lot of Kleenex in the car, trust me.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our November, 2007 issue.
See our reviews of recent works from Penguin Audio that you might enjoy:
Somebody Else's Daughter
by Elizabeth Brundage
When Nate Golding and his girlfriend had a child some seventeen years ago, they were drifting around San Francisco, using drugs, and too poor to support their baby…[more]
See our current Audiobooks reviews.