Book pak Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2002
CS ISBN 1841973327 $63.00 Seven cassettes
Gordon Griffin is well selected to portray the many voices and emotions of this Booker Prize nominee. It is the intertwining story of a separated and unhappy family brought together to witness the anguished dying of the mother by cancer and a Hungarian émigré playwright in Paris trying to make peace with his disappointing past. Employing an intricate metaphor, Miller reveals their basic human need to breathe the pure oxygen of honesty and hope for better futures. Gordon Griffin narrates Miller's beautiful writing with full understanding and sensitivity. His British accent supports the English characters well, his Hungarian and French accents are convincing, and his American is spot-on. In addition, his female voices are equal in skill to those of the legendary Frank Muller. Griffin is not simply a reader but an artist of the spoken word. P.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]
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