Retail pak Penguin Audiobooks 1998
CS ISBN 0140868488 $24.95 Four cassettes
Anyone who has struggled through the erudite complexities of a Borges story--or tried to introduce a class to the beauties of language and imagination of the great Argentinean fabulist--will treasure this excellent selection of 17 unabridged stories, newly translated by Andrew Hurley. Only a skilled reader like Guidall could achieve the range and enunciation needed to do Borges justice; and though Guidall's occasional use of a Spanish accent adds artificiality to a story already deliberately artificial, he proves in story after story that Borges read aloud is Borges at his best. Highlights include "The Garden of Forking Paths," "Shakespeare's Memory" and "Borges and I." D.A.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 99]
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