Behind the Mic: On Main Street: 100th Anniversary Edition by Sinclair Lewis, Read by Kitty Hendrix
Jo Reed and Brian Price Discuss the American Classic on Audio
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With a vocal naturalism and a wonderful feel for the author’s prose narrator, Kitty Hendrix makes this first masterwork by Sinclair Lewis sound as fresh and real as the day it was published. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Brian Price discuss this classic American work, shared in an annotated 100th Anniversary Edition. Full of penetrating detail, memorable characters, and wry observations. Hendrix’s nuanced reading of the intelligent, sensitive, and idealistic city girl Carol Kennicott takes this production to another level.
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Support for Behind the Mic comes from Blackstone Publishing, publisher of the audiobook of Richard Adams’ classic tale Watership Down. This May Blackstone is celebrating the centenary of the author’s birth. This is a great moment to reflect on the novel and experience it all over again, as well as introduce it to a new generation of listeners. Read by the actor Peter Capaldi, Watership Down is an exciting adventure story and an engaging allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature. A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, the beloved classic continues to be discovered by readers of all ages. Watership Down from Blackstone Publishing is available wherever you get your audiobooks, including Downpour.com.