Studs Terkel, the Audios

(Ed. Note: the following is from our audio contributor, Robin Whitten, Editor and Founder of AudioFile, )

Studs Terkel spent a lifetime talking with Americans, so there’s no better way to appreciate his legacy than to hear him. He recorded many interviews and several of his books became audiobooks:

Publisher: Highbridge
7½ hours on 6 CDs
ISBN 1-56511-969-X

Four Decades with Studs Terkel morphed to 5 decades with Voices of Our Time from HighBridge. The AudioFile review called it ” a must have artifact of America.”
Listen to an excerpt:
Audio Clip


Publisher: Tantor Media
8 Audio CDs (Library Binder Pkg)   
ISBN 13: 9781400135882

Touch and Go, the 2007 memoir, read by Norman Dietz is an AudioFile Earphones-winner

Listen to a sample: MP3 Audio Sample


Another collection of Terkel’s interviews, Coming of Age, (HighBridge 1995), is on Overdrive. Of the narrators, AudioFile said,
Shirley Venard does a remarkable job interpreting each woman’s personal account. Her performances personify their wit, intelligence, fortitude, weariness, spirit and grand sense of humor. Allen Hamilton is a virtual chameleon as he reenacts a wide variety of male personal histories.


LA Theatre Works
ISBN 1-58081-131-0
2 CD’s — $25.95
The LA TheatreWorks dramatized program of Working is available with a cast including Orson Bean, Eileen Barnett, and others.


Go to AudioFile for reviews of current audio titles, including;
Coming tomorrow:
  • The White Tiger
  • Wordy Shipmates
  • Call Me Ted

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