Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 9781400104499 $49.99 Fifteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400154494 $34.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.49
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 9781400134496 $99.99 Fifteen CDs
Stephen Hoye takes a calculated, possibly fatal, risk in his approach to narrating this thriller about a lost Shakespeare manuscript. His portrayal of the protagonist, Jake Mishkin, a self-loathing intellectual property lawyer, is arid to the point putting off the listener. It's a reasonable choice for a character we are not meant to like but does not create a person one looks forward to spending hour after hour with. It doesn't help that Hoye affects an annoying, sometimes disappearing, Queen's accent for the other major character, a young would-be screenwriter who is drawn into the dangerous search for the missing manuscript. Happily, Gruber himself comes to the rescue, with colorful characters and clever, intricate plotting. M.O. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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