Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-3984-5 $39.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Need a classic pick-me-up? Have you thought that it would be nice to read a book with flair and style, but just don’t know where to look? Then this is your lucky day. Alan Bennett’s extraordinary narration sets this work apart from the merely good, and even from the merely fantastic. His voice can best be described as gnomish, magical, and otherworldly. He has an entire metropolitan area’s worth of character voices at his disposal, and he uses them liberally throughout this book. Bennett’s enunciation is crystal clear, and his pacing, pauses, and emphasis are right on the mark. So fret not, dear reader; here is nourishment for the word lover’s soul. R.I.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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