Edoardo Ballerini is well-equipped to handle the blended tones of Evison’s story, bouncing between hushed intimacy and a fierce growl. He steps delicately through the gruff talk of Port Bonita’s inhabitants, pulling back into a poetic reverie for Evison’s descriptions of the landscape and surroundings, reminding the listener that even in this world-weary city, something of America’s magnificence remains.
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My first audiobook review, from the leading industry magazine…
“[Edoardo Ballerini] carefully crafts identities… an eclectic mix of characters… all come to life… a creative narration.”
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My next title, “Un Amico Italiano” for Penguin, is due out in May.
“Z,” by Michael Thomas Ford, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini.
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I’ve been trying to get into the audiobook world for years, and finally broke through, getting two books in one month. What I hadn’t fully understood, though, was how taxing the work can be. The latest volume I’ll be reading is thicker than the yellow pages, and we’ve got to get it done in four days.
After several hours of reading aloud, the mind goes numb. Try it some time and you’ll understand. The voice, too, strains and cracks, but that seems minor compared to losing all faculty for language. Read more…