Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 1415903441 $63.00 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 1415905118 $81.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Jonathon Marosz reads this collection of dryly comic pieces wonderfully, but at first there seems to be little reason to do so. Falanga's observations are very subtle, and their humor depends on the way he weaves references to early jokes into his stories. As the humor builds, though, Marosz shows why he was chosen for this task. His delivery is full of an irony that is surprisingly rich for humor about the many ups and downs the author suffers in suburbia. The swings that make Falanga's life both comedy and drama can be appreciated in the nuances of Marosz's tone and pacing. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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