Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-06-134910-2 $34.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Paulo Coelho does not disappoint in this story of the mysterious Athena and her quest for truth, love, and spirituality. Told through a series of interviews with at least a dozen characters, Coelho's tale is perfect for the audiobook format. This plot technique would challenge any narrator, but Rita Wolf is equal to the task. She moves seamlessly and convincingly between a British banker, a Romanian gypsy, and a holy man in the deserts of Dubai, to cite only a few of the characters. Portrayals of both genders and characters of varying ages are accomplished just as credibly. Wolf's performance and Coelho's writing combine to give the listener that rare experience in which message and medium are ideally matched. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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