Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CD ISBN $19.99 Four CDs
DD ISBN $13.99
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN $29.75 Three cassettes
CD ISBN $49.75 Four CDs
Jonathan Davis is a masterful reader whose style meshes beautifully with Albert Camus's French classic. Davis excels with novels full of foreign words and names because his voice has an elegance that brings out the subtleties in every syllable. Camus's existential novel is told from the perspective of Mersault, an Algerian who kills a man and is tried for his crime. Using nuanced inflection, Davis brings out Mersault's lack of emotion relating to his mother's death at the book's beginning and the events that subsequently swallow his life, allowing the reader to focus on his lack of conscience and passion. As a bonus, the audiobook also features a fascinating interview with Professor Martin Stone, a scholar of existentialism. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
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