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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

Fiction • 25.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Forget the histories! Forget Churchill's vast LIFE OF MARLBOROUGH! This is the definitive study of the thousand-year history of the English monarchy, and it's definitive reading. Yes, it is a comedy! Helprin has discovered that life is really just play made to look like high seriousness. Or is it all high seriousness made to look like play? We are never quite sure. Whatever it is, Robert Ian Mackenzie has caught it. His slow, measured narration; thick, almost Scottish, accent; richly developed vocal characterizations; and sheer delight in the author's wordplay all raise to the breaking point the high serious bubble the novel is intended to burst. It helps that Mackenzie is reading one of the finest satiric novels since Swift, but this reader could move us reading a phonebook. Treat yourself! P.E.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1419344943 $109.75 • Eighteen cassettes

CD ISBN 141934496X $119.75 • Twenty-one CDs

DD ISBN $34.99


Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2005

CS ISBN 1419344951 $49.95 • Eighteen cassettes

CD ISBN 141933591X $69.99 • Twenty-one CDs

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