AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE WORLD AT NIGHT

by | Read by Stephen Thorne

Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1996

A sincere Parisian filmmaker/boulevardier confronts the German occupation in the dark days of 1940 in this unintentionally silly book, full of stereotypes and pseudo-urbane Gallicisms such as, "You are always f-king ze girls, Jean-Claude." It is most suitable for the very unsophisticated listener, who won't catch the gaucheries, or the super-sophisticated, who will take pleasure in them. "I have a hotel keeper's view of ze world," one character philosophizes in discussing a movie star's apparent suicide, "continual disorder, chaos and stolen towels." The French accent is supplied by British narrator Stephen Thorne, whose Europeans seem to have stepped out of an MGM musical. Except for his lisp, he performs feelingly and sometimes hysterically in sync with ze text. Y.R. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 00]

Advertisement

Formats

Book pak • ISIS Audio Books • 1999

CS ISBN 075310704X $79.95 • Eight CDs cassettes

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×