RARA-AVIS: audiobooks of late

From: foxbrick (foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 19 Apr 2009

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    I haven't listened to too many of the audiobooks that have come out over the last couple of decades, but occasionally the mood strikes...a recording of a Greenberg anthology, by a slew of different actors, a few years back made a long roadtrip much more pleasant, and certainly some writers do an excellent job of representing their work. Sadly, George Pelecanos isn't one of them, to judge by THE NIGHT GARDENER abridgement that he reads in a clear but monotonous voice. Perhaps he didn't much care for the abridgement, which he didn't do. Just about finished with Arliss Howard's reading of Elmore Leonard's UP IN HONEY'S ROOM, where Howard perhaps gets a little too excited about the range of German accents he can play with, but it's nice to have Some inflection in the reading.

    Todd Mason

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