Book pak The Reader's Chair 1996
CS ISBN 1885585004 $42.00 Seven cassettes
This richly textured adventure/romance is set in a distant future when humans make war and peace on an interstellar scale. Two star-crossing lovers from contending civilizations are thrown together in a survival situation, and...a series is born. An outstanding book becomes a distinguished audiobook through the voices of Cowan and Hanson. Even listeners who don't favor multi-voiced readings will have to concede that this pair is a true ensemble, performing with remarkable smoothness. Cowan carries the burden of the story, narrator plus female characters, in a rich voice she modulates with endless subtlety, carefully shaping each phrase, never throwing away a word, yet never sounding studied. Hanson, also rich and flexible, inserts the male voices without ever breaking rhythm. Go thou and buy this, for great is your reward. J.N. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 97]
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