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AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD

by | Read by Anthony Heald

Fiction • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1965

Anthony Heald delivers all the zest and passion in Matthiessen’s well-known novel about the hypocrisy, condescension, and self-delusion in the white man's efforts to "civilize" the indigenous peoples of the South American jungle. Heald's characterizations are as lively and vivid as they are varied. From South American despots to American mercenaries to self-righteous missionaries, Heald's characters are fully realized, full of complexity and contradiction. Even if the characters are not remotely sympathetic, in Heald's narration they’re always recognizable. And though the novel is unmistakably tragic, Heald also renders the comedy uproariously. His rendition of Wolfie—the American Jewish soldier of fortune who is a force of nature—is a marvel. M.O. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781-4332-9991-9 $34.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433299889 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433299896 $109.00 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433299926 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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