Audiobooks sometimes recall our attention to works that have fallen into undeserved obscurity. Producers may simply be looking for material in the public domain, but occasionally they dust off a gem. The science in Conan Doyle's 1913 tale of global cataclysm is dated but not sloppy. The storytelling is state of the art. The writing has the flavor of the nineteenth century, a time when authors seem to have listened to themselves and tended to produce writing that is friendly to the tongue. The style is somewhat old-fashioned to modern ears and voices, but Paul Hecht sounds absolutely at home as he skillfully guides our rediscovery of a forgotten treasure.
(P)1996 by Recorded Books, Inc.; Cover Art ©1996 by Barbara Leonard Gibson
"Even Doyle preferred Challenger to Sherlock Holmes, and chances are you will too." (Denver Post)
This title was only available in format 1 (8MB) or 2 (12MB) and the quality is simply terrible. Sadly this version wastes talented actor Paul Hecht whose words you can barely make out. Sounds like one of those people without a larynx who use the microphone to talk. Why not make these titles available in larger better quality files???
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