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by | Read by Geoffrey Howard

Literary Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1995

Those looking for an enjoyable audio rendering of this autobiographical novel will be disappointed. Geoffrey Howard's hurried reading is filled with moments of misplaced dramatic emphasis. He speaks with a distractingly singsong and hard-to-place European accent that does nothing to support the novel's adequate translation from the French original. His failure to differentiate any of the numerous characters in a multigenerational story often leaves the listener confused and wishing for the book to read along with as a reference. But were the text in hand, most listeners would soon turn off their tape players and take consolation in a good read of a fine book. G.B.C. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 99]



Book pak • Books on Tape • 1998

CS ISBN 0736641920 $48.00 • Six cassettes

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