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SOUTH SEA TALES

by | Read by Lloyd James

Classics • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1909

If you know London primarily through novels like WHITE FANG, these stories will provide a new perspective. Full of intriguing characters and snippets of pidgin, they also highlight London’s concern with social issues. Lloyd James reads them wonderfully, turning a one-man reading into a lyrical presentation that feels like a full-cast production. Not only does James handle half a dozen accents easily, he shifts pace to capture the cadence of London’s vivid passages of extended description and allows London’s near-poetry to ring out powerfully. My only objection is the lack of labeling; the collection doesn’t indicate what stories are contained or on which discs. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2002

CS ISBN $39.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN $40.00/ $12.95(R) • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

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