Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2006
CS ISBN 9781423311522 $19.95 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 9781423311546 $19.95 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781423311560 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 1423311582 $24.95
Pelevin's retelling of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur will certainly challenge listeners. The entire story exists within an online chatroom populated by enigmatic users who attempt to resolve their situation of being locked in separate rooms that open to strange landscapes in which a creature is lurking. Brilliance uses a full cast of talented narrators, including Susie Breck and Dick Hill, to differentiate characters since the entire book consists of chatroom text entries. Typical chatroom sounds, such as door slams when a character leaves the discussion, add an element of authenticity, but some discrepancies remain between an aurally based medium like audiobooks and the visually based, soundless premise of the book. L.E. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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