Narrator Neil Shah delights in Salman Rushdie's phantasmagorical story, full of allegory and wonder. Haroun's father, the Shah of Blah, loses his storytelling abilities when his wife leaves him. To reclaim his father's gift of gab, Haroun enters the Sea of Stories, accompanied by a water genie, a mechanical hoopoe, and several others. Together, they must rescue the kidnapped princess and defeat the archenemy of stories. Shah's enthusiastic narration utilizes a range of vocal skills to embody several comically absurd characters. Standouts are the quixotic Prince Bolo and the dreamy Princess Batcheat. Shah's passionate delivery and singing create a melodramatic yet humorous performance that will delight listeners of all ages. This whimsical fantasy is not to be missed. A.K.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2021
CD ISBN 9781664453029 $32.99 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781664721906 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $17.49
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