PERCIVAL’S PLANET is a creaky, gentle, old-fashioned literary escapade—a winding, amusing, contemplative historical novel. Like the work of E.L. Doctorow, this novel paints a portrait of an era—pre- and post-Depression—by focusing on a single event: the discovery of the planet Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh, a DIY astronomer. There are plenty of eccentric characters—including one who believes she’s growing a horn out of her head. There’s no tension, suspense, or real drama. This is one big literary soufflé of language, ideas, and emotions. Narrator William Dufris manages to navigate his way through the 17 hours of this novel with unflagging enthusiasm and energy. The result is a thoughtful window on history told in a warm and witty narrative style. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400118410 $39.99 Fourteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400168415 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400148417 $83.99 Fourteen CDs
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