Jan Morris's quirky, endearing, stimulating collection of daily thoughts is given a wholehearted narration by Jennifer M. Dixon. Now that the renowned travel writer and essayist is in her 80s, opportunities for voyaging far and wide have diminished. Though she has settled into the Welsh countryside, her opinions haven't moderated. Dixon doesn't sound exactly like Morris, whose gentler voice has blurred with age. Instead, Dixon's voice is reminiscent of an older, university-educated Englishwoman with a pleasant mid-octave pitch and admirable articulation. Dixon sounds as if she's smiling as she delivers Morris's gently funny observations about family, food, technology, and many other topics, and riles listeners bracingly about everything from screen time to politics. Together, Morris and Dixon become the ideal of an opinionated English grandmother. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781684418831 $9.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781684418848 $17.49
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