The Lawgiver

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Author(s): Herman Wouk
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.92 hours)
Product Number: Z05917
Released: Nov 13, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470329686
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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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The Lawgiver
Product Number: BX00056641
Product Number:C02138
Product Number:Z05917

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CD
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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Product Number C02138
Released: Oct 25, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470324384
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Product Number MP0645
Released: Nov 30, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470324391
eBook
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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Product Number EB00561489
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451699401

Professional reviews

"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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