eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100044993
Released: Jan 17, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936223213
Narrator/s: Cynthia Bishop
Publisher: Full Cast Audio
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"Swordsman, soldier, poet . . . and possessor of the biggest nose in all of France! Cyrano de Bergerac was all this and more, for behind his grotesque face beat the heart of a lover. And, being Cyrano, who could he fall in love with but the most beautiful woman in Paris? From this conflict of nose versus heart springs one of the most uproarious, tender, funny, painful, and action-packed stories of all time - a tale that has its roots in truth, for Cyrano de Bergerac really existed. Working from Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Geraldine McCaughrean has transformed the tale into muscular prose that shimmers with turns of phrase Cyrano himself would have admired, offering us a thrilling new way to experience the power and passion, the humor and heartbreak, of one of the most beloved stories of all time."

Professional reviews

"This entertaining audio production proves that the story of Cyrano de Bergerac stands the test of time. McCaughrean's adaptation maintains the lyrical integrity of Edmond Rostand's original play while making it accessible to today's audience. Trevor Hill is perfect as Cyrano, the man with the unfortunate nose who declares his love for Roxanne through letters while hiding behind the handsome face of his rival, Christian. Hill's portrayal will make listeners cheer for Cyrano, wish that Roxanne would realize his love for her, and despair at his tragic demise. Cynthia Bishop's polished narration, an outstanding cast with American-accented voices, and bits of fitting music complete the applause-worthy audio experience. M.M.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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