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LETTERS FROM THE EARTH

by | Read by McAvoy Layne

Classics • 2 hrs. • Abridged • ©

[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with WILD HUMORIST OF THE WEST.]--In these two short volumes of Twain writing the author is impersonated by McAvoy Layne. HUMORIST consists of various autobiographical works woven together as an evening's entertainment and recorded before a studio audience. Here one hears age as well as the state of Missouri in the actor's voice. In EARTH, edited from the posthumously published letters from a terrestrial exile, his tone has more clarity and less of the South. In both, he does a creditable job reproducing the author's personality and holding the audience, though one could wish for more expressiveness. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]

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Retail pak • Audio Partners • 2001

CS ISBN 1572700238 $12.95 • Two cassettes

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