The narration of these essays, revised speeches, reviews, and ephemera begins with Rushdie himself, who perhaps wanted his own voice--British inflected and cultured--to tell the stories of the "wonder books" of his Bombay youth that influenced his "fabulist" fiction. His finely honed narration style allows him to move smoothly from wit to wisdom. British actor Raj Ghatak then takes over in a magisterial tone, giving a thoughtful performance and capturing Rushdie's varied preoccupations and passions: literature, art, friends, and a rich helping of literary soul mates, such as Harold Pinter, Philip Roth, and Samuel Beckett. He writes movingly about his experience with the COVID-19 virus. This collection, written between 2003 and 2020, reveals a keen observer and an eloquent writer. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593394205 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593394212 $95.00
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