Parrot & Olivier

Peter Carey, read by Humphrey Bower, Blackstone Audio, unabridged, 14 CDs, 17.5 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-4417-2975-0
Carey's fictionalization of Alexis de Tocqueville's trip to America that inspired Tocqueville's study Democracy in America makes for lively listening. As the arrogant Olivier-Jean-Baptiste de Clarel de Barfleur de Garmont—a nobleman (and Tocqueville stand-in) sent abroad by his parents who are scandalized by his political involvement—and Parrot, his Australian manservant (and a secret spy), arrive in the New World, Humphrey Bower dexterously juggles American, British, and French accents and keeps each characters distinct and multidimensional. He glides Parrot and Olivier's wild mood and opinion swings and makes romantic passages light and moving. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 9). (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 06/28/2010
Release date: 04/01/2010
Paperback - 578 pages - 978-0-571-25332-6
Compact Disc - 14 pages - 978-1-4417-2977-4
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4417-2974-3
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4417-2981-1
Hardcover - 379 pages - 978-0-307-35834-9
MP3 CD - 978-1-4417-2978-1
Open Ebook - 274 pages - 978-0-307-59301-6
Hardcover - 379 pages - 978-0-307-59262-0
Ebook - 384 pages - 978-0-307-35836-3
Hardcover - 651 pages - 978-1-4104-2860-8
Paperback - 381 pages - 978-0-307-47601-2
Hardcover - 451 pages - 978-1-926428-14-7
Paperback - 381 pages - 978-0-307-35835-6
Hardcover - 451 pages - 978-0-571-25329-6
Paperback - 460 pages - 978-0-571-25330-2
Show other formats
FORMATS
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X