I listened to this some time back, but still include it as a favourite in my Audible library. The narration is great. One brother sounds like a thuggish Eccles (from the Goon Show). I laugh now just thinking about the man the brothers encounter riding a pig in a crypt, for no other reason than it is his wont. It's delightfully black and off-beat, and not at all serious. I look forward to Bullington's future productions.
Don't look to this for its literary merits
, lol. But for generation X'ers with a geeky bent, this is compulsary listening. A fundementally decent, genuine and intelligent woman, and an accomplished actor. All too rare. Sadly missed.
Huge eructations, incognito rulers, superannuated hausfraus...I laughed all the way through this. I see now why so many people who are familiar with Avram Davidson's work are so keen to promote it and save it from oblivion. I wish there was more stuff like this around.
The narrator is truly excellent.
Makes modern satirists look like a bunch of half-wit milksops. Juvenal’s envenomed poetry is excellantly realised by the narrator, who sounds suitably disgusted at the depth and scope of Roman depravity. A classic that has surely grown in subversiveness.
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