This book has long been a favorite of mine, and I was delighted to find it here, not only in a clear and crisp audio format, but also narrated beautifully by a reader who not only clearly understands the wonderful humor of the book, but even proves herself more than up to the challenge of Ms. Fadiman's globe-trotting, century-hopping, sesquipedalian vocabulary. And yes, this was the book that first taught me "Sesquipedalian." Anne Fadiman's joyful tribute to bibliophiles everywhere is as delightful here as it was the first (and second, and third...) time that I read it.
Elijah Wood gives a brilliant performance here, handling with ease all the numerous characters and accents, and conveying wonderfully both the humor and depth of the story.
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