Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-4355-5 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
These are the passionate, swashbuckling confessions of the world's greatest lover. Actor Jonathan Davis jumps on Don Juan's favorite horse, Bonita, and gallops through these amorous and political adventures, set in Inquisition-plagued Spain, to prove that "a woman's chastity is the most difficult thing to protect." Davis's portrayal of Don Juan could have used a bit more of a Hispanic intonation, but, overall, he delivers the revelations with zest, sexy innuendo, and a curious blend of physical expertise and soulful naïveté. His minor characters are well done, too. Don Juan's beloved Dona Ana throbs with contralto vibrations; his benefactor and rival, the Marquis, is sympathetic, but sinister; and the Inquisitor reeks of evil. The pace is relentless, with a dynamic climax. M.T.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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