Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1996
CS ISBN 0745166288 $54.95 Six cassettes
Sibley's popular biography blends the writings of C.S. Lewis, especially THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, with a chronicle of his marriage to Joy Davidman. His tragic love for Joy forces Lewis out of emotional "shadowlands" and into the deeper faith he has so long professed and taught. David Suchet's reading is moving and impressive, both in his narration and his characterization of Lewis. However, when he reads Joy Davidman, he so exaggerates the New York nasal that the listener's concentration is completely destroyed. British listeners might take it in stride, but Americans will find it irredeemably damaging to an otherwise fine reading. P.E.F. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 97]
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