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MIDDLESEX

by | Read by Kristoffer Tabori

Fiction • 23 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2002

Middlesex, by the much praised Jeffrey Eugenides, presents a huge problem for any reader. Its narrator, a Greek-American born with ambiguous genitalia, spent her/his childhood as an (allegedly) gorgeous little girl, but on discovering at adolescence that he was genetically a boy, transformed Callie into Cal. Kristoffer Tabori does many things well, but at no point does his manly voice sound as if it were ever a pretty little girl's. Further, his Greeks don't sound Greek, and his Cal talks with the same whiny accent as his Greek-born Granny, although Cal was born in Detroit and educated at a fancy Grosse Pointe private school. Both this novel and this production fail to convince or even entertain very much. Seriously disappointing. B.G. 2003 Audie Award Winner (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Audio Renaissance • 2002

CS ISBN 1559277807 $49.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 19593977344 $49.95 • Seventeen CDs

DD ISBN $34.97

 

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America / Sound Library • 2006

CS ISBN 9780792730248 $115.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9780792747925 $124.95 • Seventeen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9780792730750 $74.95 • Two MP3-CDs

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