Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-5917-4 $34.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7393-5918-1 $20.00
Paul Michael uses a subtle Spanish accent to embrace a story inspired by the life of cellist Pablo Casals. Michael's energetic narration portrays child prodigy Feliu Delargo's personal and professional evolution into a world-class cellist. The story begins at the turn of the twentieth century when the idealistic Feliu is given a handmade cello bow. He travels from anarchistic Barcelona to the royal court of Madrid, where he meets Justo Al-Cerraz, who will become his lifelong friend and rival. Michael's rolling cadence reflects the rising tension in Spain at the approach of the Civil War. The secondary plot of Feliu's professional rivalry with Al-Cerraz is captured with compelling, textured characterizations. Michael's impeccable delivery makes this story seem real. Not one to miss. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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