Digital Download Naxos AudioBooks 2017
CD ISBN 9781781980835 $107.98 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN $38.49
Naipaul, whose body of writing earned him Nobel laureate status, first came to international attention with this engaging and accessible novel. Narrator Sam Dastor's consistent Trinidadian accent is perfect for its audio performance, making it as fresh and enjoyable as it was to readers when it was published in print nearly 60 years ago. Dastor paces his narration so that it complements the phrasing Naipaul employed, adding yet another layer of resonance to the hapless central character, his not-always-helpful friends, and his nearly overwhelming family. Naipaul fans will certainly enjoy this, while listeners who know nothing of his literary status will be just as delighted to discover his fiction through this vibrant performance. F.M.R.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]
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