Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9781423312260 $34.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781423312284 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 1423312309 $24.95
The audio version of this text may very well trump the written one because of Chopra's deft character performance, authentic Indian pronunciation, and familiarity with the story of a fellow Indian who came to be known as the Buddha. The narrative is enhanced by Chopra's vocal manipulation, which gives the characters a unique presence throughout. Although Chopra is the only narrator, his voice shifts at times to portray fierce antagonists: demon, rebellious cousin, manipulative king, Siddartha's father. This approach contrasts with his natural inflection when he speaks in the voices of Siddartha/Buddha, truly sounding more compassionate and kind. This production is certain to entertain and inform. L.V.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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