Library Ed. Recorded Books 2016
CD ISBN 9781501904806 $123.75 Nineteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781501904813 $109.00
John McDonough, who's narrated Paul Theroux's work before, brings his gravelly voice and musical ear to this complex and interwoven work of travel narrative. The setting for Theroux's most recent peregrinations is the rural South, and McDonough's challenge is to capture the dialects of the residents of the Black Belt states. He adeptly mimics the long, languid inflections of the locals and does a fine job with the new immigrants from India and Iran, too. This road book with digressions on Southern literature, culture, and the region's unlikely resemblance to a third-world country is presented with art and style. A.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2016]
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