Trade Ed. Oasis Audio 2004
CS ISBN 1589266889 $25.99 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1589266897 $27.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN $18.19
Andy Andrews's prose is clumsy and melodramatic, his plotting and characters obvious. However, these elements, which would make his parable heavy going on the page, actually fit audio presentation well: They make it easier to follow and give it the feeling of an old-fashioned radio drama. Andrews's delivery is friendly and lively. He acts out this story of strange artifacts and encoded messages more than he reads it. He's most convincing when speaking in a rural or Southern accent, and least when employing Australian accents or black dialect, but listeners can always differentiate the characters. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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