The Invisible Man

4 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 5¼ hrs. Naxos AudioBooks. 2010. ISBN 9781843794332. $28.98; digital download. CLASSIC
OrangeReviewStarIt is difficult to imagine a character better suited to audio than an invisible man. Wells's "grotesque romance," particularly as read by Daniel Philpott, makes for riveting listening under any circumstances (though it is perhaps best savored in the dark) and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. As several other excellent audio editions of this 1897 tale have already been released—e.g., from Tantor Audio, with Scott Brick reading, and Blackstone Audio, with James Adams reading—the question for libraries not yet owning this classic on audio is which recording to acquire. Philpott's powerful performance makes this Naxos edition the prime choice.—R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA
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