Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2005
DD ISBN 9780739341544 $29.98
Library Ed. Books on Tape
CD ISBN 9781415921388 $120.00 Twenty Eight CDs
This sprawling, profane, and ultimately uplifting novel is a high-water mark by the bestselling author of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP and THE CIDER HOUSE RULES. Poor Jack Burns, portrayed here with amazing dexterity by narrator Arthur Morey, takes the listener on a lifelong search for his tattoo-covered, church-organ-playing, young-girl-seducing father, a journey that is a fateful and sometimes harrowing roller-coaster ride. Morey not only captures the tone and rhythm of Irving’s prose, he mimics the author’s vocal tone and, even more remarkably, gently ages the character from age 4 to adulthood. Morey’s rich and breathy delivery makes the hilarious deadpan humor soar and the devastating, sad episodes even more poignant. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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