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THE VIRGINIAN

by | Read by Stan Winiarski

Western • 3.5 hrs. • Abridged • ©

The Virginian, manly cowpuncher of the Wild West, wins the heart of a schoolteacher from Vermont. Brave, unassuming and sensitive, he saves the county from horse thieves, caters to an obsessive chicken named Emily and sweeps the young teacher off her feet with his reinterpretation of Browning. Winiarski succeeds in animating the Virginian's wit and mannerisms although his drawl is unconvincing. His female voices are smooth and natural. The reading quickly draws attention away from itself and to the details of each scene. The presentation leaves the listener with many vivid and memorable scenes, but the story loses its resonance in abridgment. E.S.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 93]

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Formats

Retail pak • Buckingham Classics • 1991

CS ISBN 1882071379 $12.95 • Three cassettes

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