Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-5789-7 $24.95 Four CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7393-5790-3 $14.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4458-5 $70.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN $59.50
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon delves into a mysterious world of barbarians, city-states, and crafty travelers in the oddly named GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD. The book owes much to Robert E. Howard's CONAN. Andre Braugher, star of the tele?vision show "Homicide," reads the exposition-heavy book set a thousand years ago in the Khazar kingdom near the Black Sea. His delivery is straightforward but does not exploit the actor's range of talent. His performance might have been more engaging if the book had more dialogue. As it stands, the work drags in places. A rapier-wielding Jewish doctor and horse thief and his companion, a surly African ax-wielder, become involved in restoring an heir to a kingdom. Chabon is featured in a bonus afterword in the set. M.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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