The celebrated satirical novel LUCKY JIM, published in 1954, is brought to audio with the vocal talents of James Lailey. Brisk and efficient, Lailey lends a crisp delivery to the story of Jim Dixon, a lecturer at a British university, and his various misadventures in academia. Lailey's voice is appealing, but his delivery is often so fast that it's difficult to appreciate the nuances of Amis's descriptions, much less appreciate the humor in the details. The exposition reveals itself with such speed that Lailey's skills with inflection and tone fail to get their due. The dialogue is readily distinguishable and distinctive, helping to bring the story to life. This is a fine production; it just moves far too quickly. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2023
CD ISBN 9798212185066 $41.95 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798212185073 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9798212185110 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212185059 $97.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9798212185103 $59.95
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