Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9781615731077 $26.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-61573-108-4 $18.87
This charming tale spins a whimsical fable around Hector's pursuit of the elements that comprise true happiness. Written with fairy-tale simplicity, the story takes the psychiatrist on a trip around the world to learn more about what makes people both happy and sad. His observations result in keen nuggets for attaining joy in life. James Clamp speaks to the story's childlike quality, imbuing Lelord's brief sentences and basic vocabulary with profundity. Clamp is in tune with the author’s often-humorous style and astutely gives each sentence its lighthearted essence. Somehow this makes this novel all the more enchanting and enables the listener to focus on Hector's insights as each new gem is revealed. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2010]
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