Book pak Books on Tape 1999
CS ISBN 0736643737 $200.00 Twenty-five cassettes
"In Full" is right! Tom Wolfe's minutely detailed portrait of contemporary life, reflected in the personal crises of a batch of characters of seemingly every possible class and type, fills 25 cassettes! The social satire sounds oddly heavy and humorless, although it's masterfully read by Michael Prichard. Veteran narrator of over 350 audiobooks, Prichard crafts a performance as deliberate, evenly paced and emphatic as the text. He helps us understand that it's the author's voice we are hearing, even during the characters' interior monologues. If you can't get enough of Tom Wolfe's prose, thirty-seven and a half hours will give you a good start. Sounds daunting? There's an abridged version (by BDD Audio) reviewed in the February/March AUDIOFILE. S.P. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 99]
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