Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1999
CS ISBN 0754003620 $69.95 Eight cassettes
Italophiles who haven't discovered Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen series have a great pleasure awaiting them. But Italian speakers will not be enjoying this recording by Michael Kitchen because he mispronounces nearly every Italian word in the text, including some names. This is extremely irritating, especially as the books themselves are imbued with LA VERA ITALIA. Kitchen also overenunciates as if he were on stage, so even if the reader doesn't speak Italian, there may be too much spit in the air to make this an enjoyable listen. B.H.B. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 00]
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