Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984847041 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984847058 $95.00
Jim Dale gives a captivating narration of this alluring adaptation of the classic tale "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the Beast. Dale's portrayal of a beastly man who is trying to hold onto his humanity is powerful and moving. Dale's heartrending tone trembles with the anguish of the Beast's loneliness. Deftly controlled modulations convey his bittersweet moments of joy, which are at once surprising, satisfying, and sad as the prospect of remaining in a beast's form looms. With evocative high tones, Dale depicts the beautiful Isabeau, effectively conveying her inner conflict as her tenderness for the Beast grows. An enchanting performance of a magical story. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
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