Since the publication of his modern classic The Caine Mutinyin the 1950s, legendary author Herman Wouk has held onto the dream of penning a novel about Moses' life. The culmination of that ambition, The Lawgiver explores this daunting subject through the efforts of a group of people trying to make a film about the biblical hero's life. Told through correspondences as varied as memos and letters to text messages and Skype transcripts, the story of ancient ex-ploits is also a captivating mirror to contemporary life.
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by Colson Whitehead
by Herman Melville
by Eleanor Herman
by Tawni O'Dell
by Daniel Wallace
by Lee Smith
by Peter Matthiessen
by Ian McEwan
by Peter Carey
by Franz Kafka
"Those looking for a novel that imagines the life of Moses should be aware that this isn't it. Instead, it's an unconventional story made up of letters, texts, and emails between the novelist Wouk and several people hoping to make a new Moses film. Epistolary novels are not easy to convert into successful audio experiences, and this attempt falls way short. Peter Riegert is a talented narrator with a pleasing voice. However, he only has one voice, making it difficult for the listener to differentiate the authors of the various missives. Zosia Mamet has fewer characters to keep track of. She attempts to give them different voices, but her success is inconsistent. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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