Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams

Alexander McCall Smith, Author, Michael Page, Read by Brilliance Corporation $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4233-2100-2
Angus is a god of dreams and love, and the Celtic mythology spun around his life and acts is cherished in both Ireland and Scotland. Clearly aware of the ramifications of taking sides, Page delivers his narration in a studiously neutral British voice. However, it is no surprise that the Scottish Smith, who currently writes two Edinburgh-based series, sets the five contemporary stories that parallel Angus's life in Scotland. For these sections, Page rolls out a hearty Scottish brogue and performs the characters in a lively fashion. Page is less successful with the narrative voice itself. The story is told from the perspective of Angus's mother, Boann, a water nymph. The peacefulness and sweetness of mother and son, combined with Page dropping his voice for the end of each sentence, might lull the listener into the dream state so favored by Angus. Nevertheless, this is one audio the entire family can listen to: it's perfect for a long winter evening by the fire with some hot cocoa. Simultaneous release with the Canongate hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 21).
Reviewed on: 10/23/2006
Release date: 10/01/2006
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MP3 CD - 978-1-4233-2102-6
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MP3 CD - 978-1-4233-2103-3
Paperback - 173 pages - 978-0-676-97874-2
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Paperback - 173 pages - 978-1-84767-015-1
Paperback - 117 pages - 978-0-7531-7719-8
Hardcover - 192 pages - 978-0-676-97873-5
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4233-2099-9
Hardcover - 173 pages - 978-1-84195-823-1
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Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-84767-399-2
Paperback - 173 pages - 978-1-84195-961-0
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