Airbox pak monterey soundWorks 1999
CS ISBN 1569945047 $16.95 Two cassettes
Adapted from Stoker's novel THE JEWEL OF THE SEVEN STARS, this early tale of Egyptian curses and unruly embalmed princesses (and cats!) is serviceably engaging and doesn't overstay its welcome. Despite some scene-chewing here and there and an ending that's a bit abrupt, those who like full-cast adaptations with music, sound effects, and all the other radio drama bells and whistles will enjoy this lush production. However, audiophiles who prefer a lone reader using only talent and imagination to bring to life a novel's original text won't be converted by this polished but otherwise typical example of the full-cast form. J.P.M. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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