Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4275-0152-2 $14.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 1-4272-0153-6 $17.95
This superb collection of six Steig stories is beautifully narrated by Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, who delight in Steig’s quirky characters. Tucci’s characterizations are perfect, whether he’s Shrek spouting love poetry to the ugly princess or a cackling fortune-telling witch. His quick-witted Dr. DeSoto, mouse dentist, is equally fine, and he has full insight into the wicked fox’s nature as well. In “Brave Irene,” Streep’s mellifluous voice transforms instantly from the even-toned narrator to the infuriating wind that tortures Irene. In “The Amazing Bone,” Streep tenderly portrays the besotted pig, Pearl, and dazzles as a talking bone that displays its repertoire of languages and sounds. Both Tucci and Streep distill their fine acting ability to pure voice, enhancing this classic collection. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007, 2008 Grammy Nominee © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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