From the author of Copenhagen and Noises Off. A comedy-drama about a door manufacturing company and a fateful convention in Frankfurt. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, Julian Holloway, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Robin Goodrin Nordli, James Warwick and Michael York.
©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works
Not one of Frayn's best. Although he is known for his plays I prefer his novels. Here, the best thing was the performance but even that scored only 4 stars for me because it felt too much like a recording of a live theatre performance. The audience response was distracting and at times I felt that there was action on the stage that I was missing.
I downloaded the high quality version and the recording has quite a few audio glitches. I missed about 10 minutes of the book in total from the various screeches and squeals that make this sound like I'm listening on a radio and went out of range.
The performance fills a bit over the top. I'm sure it is well suited for a live theater performance but this book could really benefit from being recorded specifically for the audio book environment.
Yes and no, I found the story mildly entertaining but it didn't really draw me in. The audio glitches were very distracting.
Going to use the audible guarantee on this one, wasn't worth purchasing.
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