Retail pak Harper Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0060081171 $25.95 Four cassettes
Bradbury's collection of short stories offers a mix of the author's best writing, expertly performed by Campbell Scott. Bradbury's authorial range is on display in this book. The collection alternates between science fiction and literate studies of the human condition, with the requisite twists and turns inherent in all of Bradbury's work. Scott handles the material well, even without significantly altering his voice. Female characters are a bit softer, and older people are scratchier, but Scott keeps us listening. He pauses at just the right time for maximum effect and is at his best when relating conversations. It seems the book's only shortcoming is that it's too short. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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