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BALTHAZAR The Alexandria Quartet, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Nicholas Boulton

Classics • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1958

Although each of the novels of the Alexandria Quartet can stand alone (this is the second), they gain depth if experienced in sequence. Fortunately, Nicholas Boulton is narrating all four, and here, at least, his performance is masterly. He deploys a range of voices and accents that never leave us in doubt about who is speaking, and he draws out the characters' emotions and perceptions, which are important in a series that is about the differences between perception and reality, seen through the lens of love. Most of the characters are enigmatic (except, perhaps, in their own eyes), so Boulton cannot bring them to clarity, but he manages to bring the listener to an understanding of their humanity. D.M.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2021

DD ISBN 9781781983874 $25.00

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