Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419340832 $69.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 1419340859 $99.75/ $16.50(R) Nine CDs
DD ISBN $20.99
John McDonough's well-known scholarly voice has less than stellar material to work with in Koeppel's relentless memoir of his unsatisfying relationship with his father. Although ornithology and bird-watching make up some of the text, most of the content focuses on the dysfunctional marriage of Koeppel's parents. McDonough ably recites passages on birding, but his usually reassuring voice is noticeably discomfited when having to read narrative on Richard Koeppel's post-divorce "encounters." McDonough gives a solid performance, but the repetitive nature of the text does not allow him to display the full range of his talents. R.F. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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