Book pak Commuter's Library 1993
CS ISBN 1883049113 $18.95 Two cassettes
Twain's wit and extraordinary ability as a wordsmith are brought to life in this fully voiced dramatic reading. Each character in this convoluted parody of the nineteenth-century mystery is delightfully distinct, from the British aristocratic voice of Sherlock Holmes, to the stern sheriff who sounds remarkably like John Wayne. As expected, the story begins with a "heinous crime" which must, in due course, be avenged. How this comes about is a challenge for modern-day listeners unused to the flowery language of the past. But perseverance is amply repaid by the amusing and satisfying conclusion. An excellent alliance between text and reader. S.G. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 94]
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