Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 1998
CS ISBN 0671576860 $23.00 Four cassettes
Cahill's historical studies enthrall us as, reaching back in time, he introduces an ancient Semitic race of nomads and relates their saga, which we then recognize as the Old Testament. This audio representation is blessed with the voice and talent of Bloom. The biblical stories are ever dramatic, humorous and instructive, and Bloom enhances them with her own passion, wit and seriousness. Her reading conveys the lovely sense of each word, and she renders Cahill's witty commentary with wry humor. Isaac's obedient sacrifice becomes almost excruciating. David's lament for Jonathan confounds any common pity. Have we really heard all this before? Old stories, old words--many known by rote--impose their marvels on us anew. S.B.S. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 98]
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