"The Book of the New Sun" is one of science fiction's greatest works of literature--dense, elliptical, allusive and elusive--and Jonathan Davis reads the challenging text (which uses many archaic words to create the feeling of a time removed from the present that's still linked to the past) with superb sensitivity. Gene Wolfe's narrator Severian is a careful, methodical person, which helps modulate the book's bizarre and confusing world (which looks and feels like fantasy but is actually SF), and Davis strikes just the right tone of hushed deliberation to anchor the listener without overplaying the parts and turning it into a more dramatic or mannered "performance."
A must for anyone interested in classic SF or simply good writing. Audible Frontiers, more Gene Wolfe, please!
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