Trade Ed. Oasis Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9781598595550 $29.99 Eight CDs
Zacchaeus, chief tax collector of Jericho, is the most hated man in all of Judea but also one of the richest—and the loneliest. Well known for his despicable collection measures, he has four giant Nubian bodyguards who surround him for protection during the day. But at night he feels shunned and alone. Zacchaeus doesn't know God, but he prays to the "God who doesn't see me" as insurance. Sean Barrett's subtle rendering and textured characterizations transport listeners to the time before Christ's crucifixion. Especially dramatic is his portrayal of the scene between Zacchaeus and Shimona's father, who bargains to use his daughter as payment for his debt. Music breaks and realistic sounds of market vendors, ringing bells, and Jewish and Arab accents add to the authenticity of the story. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2010]
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