Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780060823566 $39.95 Eleven CDs
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 9781419375736 $92.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781419375750 $123.75 Eleven CDs
It's hard to improve on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, but Michael Chabon tries admirably in his long awaited follow-up to THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY. While the prose may not quite match that of his earlier work and the ending is a bit disappointing, Chabon's latest is somewhat more accessible to the masses. It's a bit of a detective story mixed with a pungent commentary on the politics of Judaism and the State of Israel. Peter Riegert adeptly handles the numerous accents and inflections necessary to convey the life of Jewish refugees in a post-Holocaust homeland. Riegert not only uses timbre effectively, he does so while creating distinct and memorable personalities for Chabon's diverse cast. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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