Book pak Audio Book Contractors 1994
CS ISBN 1556853149 $68.95 Eleven cassettes
Insightful yet fun, Woolf's story depicts the dance of romance between couples and a young woman's struggle for identity through mind and heart. Sardonic wit and humor earmark the works of Virginia Woolf; Night and Day with its bright characters is no exception. Flo Gibson, however, seems to miss the mark in its presentation. Although the characters are competently portrayed, Gibson glosses over the ironic humor underlying the text, leaving the reading stilted and dry. Poor pacing also contributes to the mediocrity of this presentation. Gibson's painstakingly slow consistency doesn't reflect Woolf's complex lingerings and accelerations. Because of this, the book drags in places it shouldn't. Rife with potential, Night and Day is a good choice for audio, but this particular performance doesn't do it justice. J.S.G. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR 95]
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