Book pak Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736691383 $72.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0736693335 $88.00/ $18.95(R) Eleven CDs
This tale of a three-year trip around the world by the author, his wife, and a support crew traveling in two custom-built Mercedes reads like a World Book encyclopedia in random order. The compass-driven plot would be good for stop-and-go driving, but hearing that python tastes like chicken, that Condoleezza Rice specialized in Russian studies, and that the author wishes he had attended his father's funeral produces a surprising literary chimera. Paul Boehmer's soft, animated voice enlivens the expedition and its many detours into economic theory by exploiting the regional accents given to English by the Indians, Slavs, and Africans who merit speaking parts. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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