Jacobson’s novel creates a comedic portrait of the lives of two old school friends, their ancient teacher, and a cast of often-bizarre North London friends and family. Listening to Steven Crossley portray the perennial Jewish/Gentile shtick, one laughs out loud. He performs the character stereotypes to perfection, including that of Julian Treslove, the Gentile who is having a midlife crisis. When Julian can’t comprehend the unreasonable complexities of his life, Crossley makes us vividly imagine his “deer-in-the-headlights” responses. This novel is poignant, beautifully written, and flawlessly delivered. Crossley is a master of interpretation. One needs to experience his near-perfect renditions of all the characters in this delightful work. M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]
Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2010
CD ISBN 978-1-4561-2364-2 $39.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2010
CS ISBN 978-1-4074-6143-4 $92.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4498-7080-5 $123.75 Eleven CDs
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