- A review of the abridged (CD, download) and unabridged (CD, download) versions of The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón from the Times:
"'Every book has a soul - the soul of the person who wrote it, and the soul of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it,' Carlos Ruiz Zafón says in his latest book. The soul of Dan Stevens, the audiobook's narrator, richly deserves to be added to that of Zafón's latest bestseller, The Angel's Game. Stevens reads this magical realist prequel to Shadow of the Wind in its unabridged (13 CDs, £29.35 £26.42) and its abridged version (6 CDs, £16.63 £14.97) with extraordinary versatility, holding the listener's attention in a vice-like grip, and is as adept at being the Copperfield-like hero, David Martin, and the elusive, wounded heroine as at playing the Faustian Corelli or the saintly Sempere, the wise but doomed guardian of the Cemetery of Lost Books. I chopped and changed between the two, interested as I was in how well a book can work despite being halved in length. Indeed, since many reviewers of the text edition complain of too many subplots and Grand Guignol meanderings, it may even be that the abridgement is an improvement..."
- The official website for Three More Sleepless Nights is up [link]
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Dan Stevens - Audio - The Angel's Game. Hattie Morahan - Theatre - Three More Sleepless Nights.
[updated 24 April 2010 - links for The Angel's Game]