Book pak Books on Tape 1996
CS ISBN 0736634533 $48.00 Eight cassettes
Bennett, an Englishman living in France who seeks lucrative employment, finds instead the adventure of a lifetime as he joins in the search for the truffles formula. Case flawlessly performs the many roles calling for British, Italian, French and Japanese accents. He smoothly switches from one voice and accent to the next, as well as expertly changes character. Performing Shimo, the Japanese bodyguard, Case uses controlled, firm vocal tones. In contrast, as Anna, Bennett's co-worker and lover, he uses a breathless, enticing voice. Case's narrative style includes his unique timing of lines and his special technique of emphasizing words by elongating syllables. Case's enlivening reading is cleverly executed to complement the story's components. P.A.J. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 97]
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