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by | Read by John Lee

Classics • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1947

John Lee's evocative reading of Lowry's classic tale of delusion and drunkenness admirably explicates the stream-of-consciousness narrative and steers the shifts of perspective in this portrait of hopelessness on the eve of WWII. Lee’s seamless transitions from English to Spanish to bits of French and German, coupled with his ability to mimic the upper-class English speech of Geoffrey and Hugh Firmin, the protagonist and his brother, make this a remarkable listening experience. Death hangs over the Mexican landscape like a shroud, and this audiobook evokes the magic and mystery, hope and despair of three intersecting characters—the brothers Firmin and Geoffrey's former wife, an American film star named Yvonne—on the Day of the Dead in Mexico in 1938. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2009]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781433275043 $32.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433275012 $85.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433275029 $110.00 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433275050 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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