Retail pak Hodder Headline/ Trafalger Square 1999
CS ISBN 1859987680 $11.95 Two cassettes
This recording of Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel features a too skimpy abridgment of the tale of the irrepressible title character, born in London's Newgate Gaol. It's read by accomplished British actress, Jan Francis and is part of Hodder's Classic Collection, with a stately English painting gracing the cover. Francis reads with expression but without ornamentation, choosing not to give unique voices to the different characters. It works well here, since Moll is really a one-woman show, and so much of the performance depends on how well the narrator handles her. D.B. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 00]
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