Armando Durán’s slight accent adds authenticity to this novel by Peruvian author Alarcón. In an unnamed country in the Andes sometime after "the war," Nelson is a young actor who has been recently selected to join the guerrilla theatre troupe Diciembre. A theatrical event entitled "The Idiot President," performed by Diciembre, is at the novel’s core. Durán’s natural style of voice acting is a pleasure to hear. Throughout the work, he reads thoughtfully and precisely, especially the curious series of misunderstandings that lead to the book’s final ironic act—which is surreal and idiosyncratic but ultimately satisfying to the listener. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781482931013 $32.95 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781482931006 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9781482930993 $79.95 Ten CDs
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