Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-1431-4273-7 $29.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4340-3 $90.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4159-4341-0 $76.50
The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of this modern classic, and an audio interpretation is a marvelous way to experience Kerouac’s free-flowing prose. Will Patton, noted for his performance of books by James Lee Burke, is a fine match for this text. ON THE ROAD is a winding, meandering journey, and Patton’s performance as narrator provides the map. His voice brings the vitality of Kerouac’s sense of spontaneity into being. Patton creates distinct voices for the two main characters, speaking for Kerouac in the guise of the observant Sal Paradise and for his friend Neal Cassady in the guise of the pleasure-seeking Dean Moriarty. Patton is appropriately quiet or exuberant, optimistic or cautious, and an ideal guide into the experience that is ON THE ROAD. R.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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