Book pak Recorded Books 1992
CS ISBN 1556906870 $39.00 Five cassettes
Pudd'nhead Wilson is based on the ancient theme of babies being switched at birth. Slave nanny Roxy switches her boy with her master's son, Tom Driscoll. Norman Dietz keeps the numerous characters clear and identifiable. Especially noteworthy is his ability to distinguish slight variations of dialect presented by the linguistically conscious Twain. His vocal quality is melodious and pleasing. The narration is deliberate in its pacing and may seem slow to some . This allows the listener the opportunity to explore the ever-shifting tenor of the writing. The seemingly simple text is quite complex; this rendition helps to unravel the alternations between comedy and tragedy. S.L.D. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 93]
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