Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today Audiobook, by Cynthia Levinson Play Audiobook Sample

Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today Audiobook

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Read By: Mark Bramhall, Arthur Morey, Kimberly Farr, Erin Spencer, Adenrele Ojo Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780525524946

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

66

Longest Chapter Length:

08:57 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:51 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

4

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Publisher Description

Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced--then they offer possible solutions. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the Senate. Many of us take these features in our system for granted. But they came about through haggling in an overheated room in 1787, and we're still experiencing the ramifications. Each chapter in this timely and thoughtful exploration of the Constitution's creation begins with a story--all but one of them true-- that connects directly back to a section of the document that forms the basis of our society and government. From the award-winning team, Cynthia Levinson, children's book author, and Sanford Levinson, constitutional law scholar, Fault Lines in the Constitution will encourage exploration and discussion from young and old readers alike. Read by Mark Bramhall, Arthur Morey, Kimberly Farr, Erin Spencer, and Adenrele Ojo

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“A detailed and interesting account of the process that resulted in the United States Constitution, making a normally dry tale accessible to all…The fun, narrative style makes for an easy read, while the thoughtful analysis provides a provocative experience. The story jumps from past to present, holding the reader’s interest as the authors make connections to today’s issues. The authors remain as neutral as possible while clearly demonstrating their belief in a need for revision but showing no affiliation with either current political party or ideology. Their object is clearly to educate, not influence. They present the reader with explanations of the historical manuscript and highlight both its strengths and weaknesses.”

— VOYA 

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  • “Cogent and highly readable…Thought-provoking and exceptionally topical.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Insightful…The authors not only raise timely issues, but provide readers with options of how a seemingly obsolete stipulation can be amended.”

    — School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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About the Authors

Cynthia Levinson holds degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and also attended the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. A former teacher and educational policy consultant and researcher, she is the author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. She has also published articles in Appleseeds, Calliope, Cobblestone, Dig, Faces, and Odyssey.

Erin Spencer is an Audie Award nominated narrator. She has numerous films, TV shows, and voice work to her credit, including appearances on True Detective, 9-1-1, Rizzoli & Isles, and Code Black. Besides reading, she loves dining out, hip-hop dance classes, and DIY projects.

About the Narrators

Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

Brittany Pressley has won several Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She has recorded over one hundred titles and has received several nominations for American Library Association’s annual list of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and voice actress. Her voice can be heard on national and international TV and radio commercials as well as several animated series and video games. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Erin Spencer is an Audie Award nominated narrator. She has numerous films, TV shows, and voice work to her credit, including appearances on True Detective, 9-1-1, Rizzoli & Isles, and Code Black. Besides reading, she loves dining out, hip-hop dance classes, and DIY projects.

Adenrele Ojo is an actress, dancer, and audiobook narrator, winner of over a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. She made her on-screen debut in My Little Girl, starring Jennifer Lopez, and has since starred in several other films. She has also performed extensively with the Philadelphia Dance Company. As the daughter of John E. Allen, Jr., founder and artistic director of Freedom Theatre, the oldest African American theater in Pennsylvania, is no stranger to the stage. In 2010 she performed in the Fountain Theatre’s production of The Ballad of Emmett Till, which won the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble. Other plays include August Wilson’s Jitney and Freedom Theatre’s own Black Nativity, where she played Mary.