AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD

by | Read by David Case

Fiction • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1986

What was it like for the Japanese to wage a world war and lose it? Through one man’s eyes we see the pride and patriotism, the devastation and losses, the shame and reversals. Our witness is an artist, trained to see and re-create--but can we trust the memory-pictures he paints? As spare and intricately crafted as a poem, the text (by the author of THE REMAINS OF THE DAY) is perfectly complemented by Case’s refined, aristocratic voice and nearly flawless reading. For the artist-narrator, Case creates a subtle and complex characterization that reveals its secrets gradually, like the novel itself. Other characters are delicately and amusingly differentiated. Highly recommended--both the novel and the recording demand to be enjoyed more than once. S.P. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 00]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2012

DD ISBN 9780385362573 $17.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 1999

CS ISBN $56.00 • Seven cassettes

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×