Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2004
CS ISBN $59.75 Six cassettes
Bateman brilliantly skewers authors and publishers that are heavy on shtick and light on substance. Ivan Campbell writes excellent books that few people buy, and his publisher, compelled by the profit motive, does not renew his contract. On a whim, Ivan creates a self-described piece of garbage, which causes a publishing sensation. When he and his agent decide to fool everyone, it’s clear that anything can happen. Narrator Michael Wade lets listeners in on the fun as he skillfully introduces everyone connected to Ivan’s personal and professional life. There are many funny moments and just as many poignant events. Wade covers all the ups and downs of Ivan’s life in a wide emotional range, perfect for each situation. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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