Retail pak Brilliance Audio 2003
CS ISBN 1590869303 $24.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 159086932X $29.95 Five CDs
Dave Barry is funny, but Dick Hill's reading is overly enthusiastic. Hill reads clearly in a resonant voice, but often too loudly and with overdone expression. It isn't hard to miss a Dave Barry joke, so some of the humor wears thin as Hill rattles off the lines in a staccato fashion. Most of the humor is recursive, that is, returning to the same topics over and over again. While Barry's material may be difficult to imbue with a sense of surprise or tension, Hill's reading is too obvious. R.F. 2004 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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