Trade Ed. Oasis Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9781598595031 $29.99 Eight CDs
Sean Barrett's masterful performance gives an authentic flavor to the biblical story of Herod, King of Judea; Zachariah and his wife, Elisheba; Onias the tutor; the angel Gabriel; and Mary and Joseph. Barrett’s depiction of Herod's insanity is captivating. His depiction of Gabriel’s angelic voice, complete with appropriate sound effects, is stunning when Gabriel delivers his prophesy to Zachariah: He and Elisheba, long past child-bearing age, will give birth to a son. Barrett deftly captures Zachariah's disbelief. When Gabriel tells Mary she has been chosen to carry the Messiah, Barrett's beguiling performance equips listeners to experience her joy, wonder, fear, and even her lingering questions. Outstanding sound effects and a commanding performance of this historical fiction make this an unforgettable production. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]
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