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J.M.W. TURNER Ackroyd's Brief Lives

by | Read by Nicholas Guy Smith

Biography & Memoir • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

British narrator Nicholas Guy Smith gives the visionary Cockney painter Turner a voice of his own, distinct but not exaggerated, in this cursory but informative biography. In reading quotations, Smith takes the occasional opportunity to act and to provide other voices as well. His narrator's voice is more restrained but still cordial and energetic. He renders the text with clarity and skill, though he sometimes tries a bit too hard to be expressive, to inject feeling into the sentences. A few of his pronunciations, oddly British or simply idiosyncratic, may give listeners, especially Americans, pause. But, overall, this is a bright and spirited treatment of a unique figure in the history of art. W.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2014

DD ISBN 9781101912799 $15.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2014

DD ISBN 9781101912805 $47.50

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