Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2005
CS ISBN $65.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN $81.00/ $17.95(R) Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
This 1941 account of Gontran de Poncins's time with the Inuits is fascinating. Poncins describes his experiences with these people vividly as he encounters a radically different life from anything he has ever known before. Grover Gardner changes his delivery to match the varied terrain Poncins covers. Sounding at home in Inuit, Gardner also sounds worldly, disgusted, freezing, and fascinated in smooth and easy succession. The only element of the narrative Gardner doesn't bring fully to life is Poncins's exhaustion; his voice always sounds too rich and cultured to reflect fatigue. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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