Many listeners may be familiar with the abstract, somewhat philosophical nature of Kundera's work. While the multiple levels of meaning in this one should come as no surprise, Richmond Hoxie's delivery is, nonetheless, pleasantly enlightening. He provides the patience and care the story requires if its lasting meaning is to be revealed as he speaks artfully, with steady enthusiasm and a clear appreciation for the words. The irony of D'Ardelo's inability to ask out an attractive woman because he's using a fake cancer scare as a way to judge how important he is to his friends is blissfully performed by Hoxie. Other equally ridiculous (and poignant) moments are also made memorable by his ability to emote clearly. N.J.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504612241 $19.99 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9780062406361 $13.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504612234 $29.99 Two CDs
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