Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0743527283 $28.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743527291 $30.00 Five CDs
This third collection of Hemingway's short fiction features comparatively fewer of his well-known works. "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," "A Way You'll Never Be," and "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" are the most familiar of the 19 stories. Nonetheless, the overall quality of both writing and performance is deeply satisfying. Stacy Keach is the perfect reader. He is versatile and effortless at handling a number of accents and ages while the close miking enriches the soft bass of his fine voice without a trace of strain. The gravelly fullness of his performance suggests age and experience, ideal qualities for these austere, distinguished stories. G.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]
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