Ramiz Monsef gives a spirited narration of Algren's first novel, published in 1935. Set in Depression-era Texas, this semiautobiographical work concerns the journey of Cass McKay from his home on the Rio Grande in West Texas to Chicago and his interactions there with those who are deep in the underbelly of society. Monsef's voice is amazingly versatile, and he displays great skill in giving the numerous characters consistent and credible voices. He delivers narrative just as consistently, sometimes at a quick clip. But he is always understandable and appropriately expressive. All in all, Monsef's performance is a nice match of voice and the brutal life depicted in the text. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2019
DD ISBN $24.47
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2019
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