Retail pak Naxos AudioBooks 1999
CS ISBN 9626346787 $21.98 Four cassettes
Flaubert's 1857 masterpiece, about the adulterous wife of a dim-witted village doctor, hardly needs abridgment, except to keep the recording within the bounds of an affordable four-cassette set. There is hardly a wasted word. One cannot cut the text without losing something vital. However, having excised the book, Naxos has given what remains a fine rendering, prettily read by British actress Imogen Stubbs, tastefully bridged by piano music, and boasting excellent sound quality. Y.R. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]
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