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by | Read by James Langton

Biography & Memoir • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

James Langton's accent reflects the background of Jonathan Raban, a gifted British writer who relocated to Washington state. Enunciation and emotions are clear as Langton recounts Raban's moment-to-moment responses to a hemorrhagic stroke and the paralysis that followed. Langton smoothly embraces the elements of Raban's memoir--literary criticism combined with stories of his own healing. Raban also describes his parents' first encounter and growing love, based on their letters and journals. Langton's account of Raban's father's battles in WWII is more remote than the immediacy and liveliness he delivers as Raban faces his own battles to recover in a rehabilitation facility, understand his new limitations, and adjust to his trauma. Langton's narration honors the wit of the late writer. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593863275 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593863282 $76.00

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