Trade Ed. Phoenix Audio 2006
CD ISBN $39.95 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN $27.96
What a gift Arte Johnson is to the audiobook world! And ABSURDISTAN is the perfect vehicle for his formidable vocal and acting talents. The tale itself is a miraculous, joyful, gloriously painted travelogue, focusing on the fictional country of Absurdistan--rife with political intrigue, corruption, and cultural overlaps--all in the name of the U.S. dollar. Johnson not only shines as the story’s narrator but also as its many unforgettable characters--Slavic men, women, and children of every age and persuasion; Hispanic and African-American inner-city denizens; deranged and obsessed “Mountain Jews”; Texas oilmen; and his character’s own mother and father, visited in fantasy and flashback. Johnson knows how to transmit the life of each persona to the microphone, making ABSURDISTAN a clinic for every voice actor or wannabe. D.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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