Adam Stein is a Jew, a circus clown, a dog, a beloved mental patient in an upscale Israeli institution shortly after WWII. That’s all the listener needs to know. From that point on, Stefan Rudnicki’s narration seems more like a poem than a novel. Image piles on image as Rudnicki tells the story in a melodic voice, animated or deadpan as the situation requires. It’s as if he alone were born to read these words. The original book was written in Hebrew, and it’s hard to imagine any subtlety lost in translation. Many listeners will not be engaged with this quirky story, but the more literarily inclined won’t want to miss a word and more than likely will listen more than once. R.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0766-2 $85.95 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0767-9 $99.00 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0768-6 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
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