Elegant. Alfred Molina's narration is a seamless match to Furst's novel, set in Paris in the late 1930s. Journalist Carl Weisz takes over an antifascist newspaper and is swept deeper into the international émigré community and the increasing danger of work for the Resistance. Molina's smooth, mannered speech echoes the shadowy world of suspended time and impending tragedy. His pace is wholly in tune with the story, moving slowly yet building subtle tension and internal conflicts. Weisz, who also works for Reuters News, is sent to Spain and to Germany, where he encounters numerous nationalities. Each vocal portrait is perfect, varied in class and station and smoldering with the undercurrents that inhabit Furst's characters. Finely abridged as well. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780743533850 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780743564564 $17.95
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