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THE ANATOMY LESSON

by | Read by Bruce Mann, Emma Jayne Appleyard, Gildart Jackson, Steve West, Adam Alexi-Malle, Peter Altschuler, Hannah Curtis

Historical Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

At times, multiple narrators can be the best thing that can happen to an audiobook. When a story is told from multiple points of view, using a narrator for each one can both enhance the story and make it easier for a listener to follow. For this strategy to work well, though, all the narrators must be of equally high caliber; a disparity in narrator skill can be off-putting, as is the case here. Although most of the cast is quite effective in telling the story of the painting that first brought Rembrandt international acclaim, the performances as a whole are uneven, thus distracting from Siegal’s otherwise fascinating story. J.L.K. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9780804190596 $35.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 9780804190602 $17.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2014

CD ISBN 9780804190619 $35.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 9780804190626 $66.50

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