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THE PERFUME BURNED HIS EYES

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Michael Imperioli

Fiction • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Author and narrator Michael Imperioli draws on his acting skills to elevate this coming-of-age drama about a young man and his friendship with rock god Lou Reed. It's New York in the mid-70s, and Matthew is moving with his mother to a posh apartment building in Manhattan. Imperioli lets the grit and grime of the streets infuse his delivery. With a tone of innocence and wonder in his voice, Imperioli portrays characters of the downtown music scene like the tragic temptress Veronica and Reed's transgender girlfriend, Rachel. For Matthew, Reed becomes a transmogrifying figure, resulting in a scene in which Imperioli portrays the boy maniacally writing down lyrics Reed wrote on a wall and left behind when he moved. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2018]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9781684410668 $29.99 • Four CDs

DD ISBN 9781684410675 $20.99

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