Library Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN 1402592779 $79.75 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 1402592795 $109.75/ $16.50 Ten CDs
After introductory music, this production begins its nearly two hundred tracks of Roger Basick reading from THE VISIONS OF ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH. This nineteenth-century recounting of Jesus's suffering is highly detailed, and those seeking material for Christian meditations will find much here. Basick's delivery is clear and easy to follow, but curiously calm for such pain-filled passages. While his tones are friendly and welcoming, his flat delivery drains emotion from the story, and, though it seems presumptuous to critique a mystical account, Emmerich's prose style will seem dated to the modern ear, and further limit the work's appeal. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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