It Happened in Boston?

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD15208
Released: Dec 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481515245
Narrator/s: Robert Fass
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Originally published in 1968 to critical acclaim, Russell H. Greenan's brilliant, audacious mystery novel It Happened in Boston? quickly became an underground sensation and has emerged over forty years later as a genuine cult classic. In this breathtakingly imaginative book-now appearing in audio for the first time-we enter the mind of an unnamed artist of prodigious talent and intelligence who is determined to correct the world's wrongs via a direct confrontation with the Almighty, no matter what the consequences. A spellbinding tale told by a memorably unreliable narrator, It Happened in Boston? places you inside a vivid world that brilliantly and surprisingly interweaves art, genius, love, madness, betrayal, God...?nd murder. In 2003 IHIB? was reprinted by the Modern Library with a new introduction by celebrated writer Jonathan Lethem and an afterword by the author, both included in this audio version. Cover design by Zoe Ann Lee

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Narrator(s): Robert Fass
Product Number Z100087138
Released: Dec 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481515184

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"The brisk, clear narration offered by Robert Fass definitely assists the listener in this rerelease of Greenan's 1968 novel featuring a "sensitive psychopath losing traction in the real world." The convoluted plot twists through a maze with something for almost every taste: mystery, fantasy, serial murders, art forgery, dark humor, philosophy, and both compassionate and toxic relationships. The main character remains anonymous, but Fass quickly establishes his persona and effectively conveys his edgy emotional state and increasingly bizarre behavior. Fass struggles a bit with accents while portraying the rest of the cast, but the flow of the text is not seriously interrupted. Although itÕs not for everyone, adventurous listeners will understand how this quirky offering and its author have gained a cult-like following. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"