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TEVYE THE MILKMAN

by | Read by Neville Jason

Classics • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Once the American listener gets used to a shtetl dweller with an English accent, Neville Jason makes a fairly decent Tevye, the hapless milk and cheese purveyor of pre-Revolutionary Russia who is "cursed" with a house full of beautiful and strong-willed daughters. He himself tells us the funny/tragic stories of his daughter’s various marriages in an already dangerous (for Jews) world being violently yanked into a new century. His tales helped make his creator, Sholem Aleichem, a beloved writer and inspired the hit musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. While one could wish that Jason had a wider resource of expression and a better appreciation of Aleichem's excruciating irony, he does very well with the charm, humor, and, especially, the heartbreak of the character he portrays. Y.R. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2008

CD ISBN 978-9626349342 $34.98 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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