Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1997
CS ISBN 0745187854 $114.95 Sixteen cassettes
Two books in one, THE SUNBIRD opens with an archaeological dig in Botswana, focusing on the complex personal and professional interactions of its South African sponsors and scientists. Stephen Thorne's polished narration draws the listener into the action immediately, with flawless timing and character development. At the near-death of team leader Dr. Ben Kazin, the action abruptly switches to the final years of Opet, the first-century city Kazin has discovered. Thorne changes pace and tone seamlessly, employing subtle variations of emphasis and inflection. As the parallels between ancient and modern characters unfold, Smith's meticulous research offers insight into the history of the human condition. R.P.L. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 97]
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