Book pak Audio Connoisseur 2001
CS ISBN 1929718012 $24.00 Three cassettes
The one long story ("Boule de Suif") and four short ones on these tapes perfectly illustrate de Maupassant's lyrical yet somber view of life as a morality play in which virtue seldom triumphs. Englishman Charlton Griffin brings a classically trained voice to the readings. His rhythm conveys the varying emotional atmospheres beautifully, and each character has a distinct voice. Although their accents are English instead of French, they match the personalities and backgrounds of the original French characters. These are classic short stories done classically. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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