"Imagine yourself in a literature class taught by a professor as charismatic as he is brilliant. You are guided through centuries of selected poetry, drama, short stories, and novels, learning why each is important and how they connect. You also get some hints on how to read for maximum enjoyment; for example, read HAMLET, then see a good stage production, then read it again. John McDonough's rich voice keeps you focused and interested, and, when he performs short bits like the anonymous poem "Tom o' Bedlam," mesmerized. Definitely enhanced by audio, this would be a good choice for fans of the Superstar Teachers series. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"