Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2009
CD ISBN 978-0-14-314326-0 $39.95 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-5528-4 $100.00 Eleven CDs
For the terminally wacky among us, punster extraordinaire Jasper Fforde (THE EYRE AFFAIR; The Nursery Crimes series) is at it again. This time he plunges listeners into a post-apocalyptic “Colortocracy,” centuries after "Something That Happened." In a caste system based upon one's ability to perceive color, citizens must follow rigid rules—no questions tolerated. Eddie Russet, a Red, wants to earn enough merits for an advantageous union with Constance Oxblood. Instead, he falls for Jane, a revolutionary Grey, his eyes are opened, and he reconsiders the rules. John Lee does everything right. He doesn't simply change voices for new characters—he changes personalities. Lee makes the insanity seem curiously normal. Fans of Fforde's unabashedly groan-inducing puns will love Lee's performance of this wickedly colorful satire. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]
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