Winged Creatures

Roy Freirich, Author, Dion Graham, Read by Blackstone Audiobooks $26.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-0874-4
Freirich's novel offers a sprawling cast of characters, each giving their own personal accounts after going through a life-altering event. However, Dion Graham fails to make good use of the palette here, whispering and mumbling his way through the entire story. Graham's characters are unbelievable and forced, sounding unrealistic and unfamiliar. His reading becomes farcical and fake as his theatrical vocal antics lose the seriousness of Freirich's story. Instead of a narrator, Graham sounds like an actor trying too hard in an early audition, emphasizing every word in an attempt to create a mysterious and captivating atmosphere. Sadly, the story itself is wonderful, but Graham is mismatched. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's Griffin paperback (Reviews, Nov. 12).
Reviewed on: 12/31/2007
Release date: 01/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
Compact Disc - 978-1-4332-0872-0
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4332-7452-7
Open Ebook - 304 pages - 978-1-4299-3710-8
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4332-4184-0
MP3 CD - 978-1-4332-0875-1
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4332-0873-7
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4332-0871-3
Paperback - 295 pages - 978-0-312-37895-0
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