David Timson brings his great gifts of creativity, sensitivity to language, and dramatic flair to his narration of THE ARGONAUTICA--but it's all a bit too much. Perhaps to prop up this lesser epic, more a scholarly gazetteer of Mediterranean myth and geography than a dramatic quest, he tries rather too hard to inject drama or emotion by putting a thrill in his voice or emphasizing particular words or phrases. At times, the effort to grab the listener's attention seems mannered and can grow distracting and tiresome. Still, when the poem cooperates, Timson carries the listener along, and his clear and expressive interpretation of the text should ultimately serve anyone seeking it in this format. W.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2019
DD ISBN 9781781982228 $21.50
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