Library Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN 9781402544262 $97.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781402575082 $123.75 Twelve CDs
With a well-modulated British voice, Steven Crossley portrays an array of characters in the fierce battle that established Jerusalem as a state in 1948. He captures Jewish characters of both genders and a wide range of ages with precise enunciation and accents, and he does Arabs, as well. His depiction of God in Scripture is commanding, with a resonant, authoritative male voice reciting Bible verses that foretell battle events. Crossley's characterizations of Daoud, a young Muslim boy, and the mysterious gardener who reveals two-thousand-year-old secrets arouses the imagination. However, as well done as this is, it would listen better as an abridgment because of its slow start. Furthermore, Jews may disagree with this Christianized version of the restoration of a Jewish state. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.