Trade Ed. Recorded Books 1989
CD ISBN 1419305948 $34.99 Thirty CDs
DD ISBN $24.49
Library Ed. Recorded Books 1989
CS ISBN 1-5569-0019-8 $79.95 Twenty-seven cassettes
CD ISBN 1-5569-0020-1 $84.95 Thirty CDs
Davina Porter's performance of Tolstoy's dauntingly long and involved world classic makes one feel grateful not to have to make this difficult literary journey alone. Porter's voice is pleasant, expressive and versatile; her Russian pronunciations impressive; and her understanding of the work excellent. In an unhurried and confident fashion, Porter reveals the twisting social and personal tensions that ensnare a very mortal married woman who falls into illicit love. Porter's interpretation gives a warmth and consistency to this demanding novel which silent readers would be hard-pressed to approach, let alone duplicate. This is an outstanding example of performance literature. P.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 93]
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