Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1998
CS ISBN 0754002012 $69.95 Eight cassettes
Not even the best narration can save a book that just doesn't lend itself to audio format. Nevermind the silly and unlikely plot. The problem is that often what the listener assumes are a character's thoughts, turns out to be dialog. And it is impossible to distinguish the two. Absent are "he said", "she replied" phrases that help identify dialog. Also, it is difficult to follow events--there is a lot of skipping around, and often you feel like so much is left out that it must be an abridgment, though is isn't. S.S.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
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