Nova Swing : Kefahuchi Tract

  • by M. John Harrison
  • Narrated by Jim Frangione
  • Series: Kefahuchi Tract
  • 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A highly acclaimed author, M. John Harrison is well known for his reality-bending tales. In this sci-fi noir, the physics-defying Saudade Event Site is a place to find strange landscapes and seemingly impossible physical phenomena - perfect for tourism. Into this environment comes Vic Serotonin, a "travel agent" whose newest client is a mysterious woman with a hidden agenda.

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What the Critics Say

"The miracle ... Harrison performs is to expand the possibilities of perception." (Guardian (UK))

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A very poor reading with virtually no Soul…

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is a great book. I just suggest you buy the actual book itself and not waste time with this recording


What didn’t you like about Jim Frangione’s performance?

I thought the performance was incredibly amateurish. It sounded like a 1st read through with almost surprised stops at the end of sentences as if he wasn't expecting them while over inflating other parts of sentences that required no emphasis. Among other things when someone is "secunded" it should not be read as seconded and one would assume if the reader didn't pick it up the director would've corrected it.The reader also has no range for alternate voices and when you pay this much money for performance you expect it would not just be a read through without any voice acting of any kind.


Any additional comments?

Very uneven audio publications from this company. I've had some very good productions from this company but both titles by this author have been far from acceptable.

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- Another guy from NY

Could Not Finish

Narrator did not make significant vocal distinction among the characters. Storyline was too drawn out and jumped around so much that, combined with the problems with the narration, I lost interest after an hour or so.
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- SSH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books