This audiobook demonstrates the capacity of a narrator's voice to define--and redefine--the character of a text. Pearl Hewitt narrates with elegance and precision as the author traces the horse in human history--horses tamed, trained, subservient to man. Hewitt's accent is tearoom British, and she is quite adept at handling Forrest's multilingual vocabulary and rich descriptive prose. But Forrest's is a layered text, digressive and seemingly rambling, and her ideal narrator would possess a fuller range in pacing and tone, especially in differentiating the author's prose from her epigraphs and quoted passages. The narrative itself is colorful, informative, rich in detail--one can pick up for a half hour at any point. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2017
CD ISBN 9781541413375 $44.99 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781541463370 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $20.99
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