My first introduction to Joh Ronson was an excerpt from this book on This American Life, which I found intriguing. The book has many more surprises.
Ronson is one of those authors who has a distinct speaking voice and it adds another layer to his work to hear him read it. I wish he would record some of his previous books.
I bought the book because I was intrigued by the title. It didn't fulfill any of my preconceived notions (like retelling the Minotaur myth from his perspective). I'm not complaining.
Instead it's the story of an immortal living a pretty ordinary life in the United States. Most people accept him as part of their world even though he is a minotaur.
Neil Gaiman mentions in his introduction that author Steven Sherrill suggested Holter Graham as the narrator. This is the first time I've listened to a book narrated by Graham and his work is excellent. He brings the characters and text to life.
The book is rich on it's own but this is an example of what a great performer can add to a work.
This is a wonderful reading of the Dickens classic. Tom Baker's distinctive voice brings out the warmth and humor of the book.
If you are a fan of Tom Baker, this is a must buy. If you're not a fan, take a chance on this audio book and you will be by the time you finish it.
If the idea of Paul Giamatti reading Philip K Dick sounds exciting to you, buy this audio book. You won't be disappointed.
Giamatti brings to life the mundane beauty and everyday struggles of the characters in the novel.
If you're a Richard Matheson fan, this book is well worth your time. It's an excellent blend of two of his favorite genres.
The reader does a terrific job presenting the book.
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