Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-59887-514-0 $26.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN $18.87
Library Ed. HighBridge Audio 2007
DD ISBN 978-1598875317 $40.43
Traveling storyteller Joel ben Izzy weaves fables, allegories, and yarns to tell the story of his apprenticeship as a storyteller, his marriage, the loss of his parents, and how surgery for thyroid cancer robbed him of his voice. Thankfully, after a year-and-a-half, he recovered his ability to speak, which allowed him to record this book in his own engaging, singsong voice. His story is a poignant one, filled with sadness, laughter, and joy. Hearing ben Izzy’s warm voice takes some of the surprise out of the story of his voice loss; after all, once you hear his voice, it’s no secret that he eventually regains it. But it’s not so much the destination as it is the sites along the way that make THE BEGGAR KING an unforgettable listening experience. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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