This far-reaching collection of short stories featuring desert settings contains some of the most engaging tales in the Western canon. The audiobook is delivered at just the right pace by Jack de Golia. Narrating energetically, he takes on the characters' voices with a chameleon-like effect. His ability to inhabit the spirit and sound of the French, Spanish, and Russians, young and old, highborn and low, elevates these classics. His portrayal of a banker in Chekhov's "The Bet" convincingly goes through his transformation from cocksure to unsure, and his young cowboy in O. Henry's "Double-Dyed Deceiver" is among his best work. Edited by Nella Braddy in 1922, these adventures have stood the test of time and keep the listener rapt. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Digital Download Spoken Realms 2020
DD ISBN $12.85
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