In his remarkable performance of Edward St. Aubyn's newest novel, stage and screen actor Benedict Cumberbatch proves yet again that he is a master of pacing and characterization. With a plot that is captivating, funny, and bewildering, listeners should just hang on for the ride and Cumberbatch's performance as three endearing friends and their mostly endearing compatriots consider ecology, genetics, neuroscience, fortitude, and kindness while experiencing life in England, France, and the States. When not delivering a silky, warm, and beautifully enunciated narration, Cumberbatch subsumes himself into a multiplicity of male and female roles. Among others, an Italian priest, an American venture capitalist, an English naturalist, and an unforgettable English schizophrenic all walk across the mind's eye and into the heart. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9781250804549 $39.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781250804556 $19.99
Library Ed. Macmillan Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781250843739 $69.99
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