Narrator Paul Boehmer delivers a superb performance of Geraldine Brooks's reimagining of the life of King David. Boehmer's characters live through his vocal magic. He creates David, his sons, his wives, his enemies, and Natan, the narrator of the tale. A prophecy foretells that David, the shepherd b... more »
McCann's able narration of this story collection has the same lyrical, measured quality as the Wallace Stevens poem that inspired its title. Indeed, each story has a calm, meandering pace as it explores words and images in the way of good poetry, often with ample pauses that imply line breaks. Chara... more »
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