The beguiling irony in this affecting audiobook begins with the juxtaposition of creative giants who seem at first to be from different planets. But Nick Hornby uses his detailed knowledge of the nineteenth-century English writer Charles Dickens and the late American pop star Prince to show what they shared--extraordinary artistic drive and productivity. During their creative years, they expressed their groundbreaking ideas at an astounding rate. Alex Jennings, with classic British restraint and an appealing range of emotional tones, delivers the author's research and love of his subject with uncommon vocal appeal. His performance is supremely sensitive to another juxtaposition--that of the two artists' extraordinary achievements and the challenges they overcame, specifically their childhood deprivation and lower social status. A must-hear for lovers of Dickens and Prince who are interested in the creative process. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593612033 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593612040 $47.50
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