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Monday, October 28, 2013
TIM RUSSELL: MAN of a THOUSAND VOICES (A Prairie Home Companion) (audiobook)
Published in September of 2013 by HighBridge Audio.
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" has an extensive collection of audio CDs based on lots of different themes, including skits that highlight certain regular actors on the show. This CD focuses on Tim Russell, an actor with a real talent for mimicking celebrities and an admirable repertoire of original characters to draw upon. He has been a member of the cast since 1994.
This CD has 19 different tracks that were broadcast from 1996-2012. Some are laugh-out-loud funny, some are merely amusing, and a couple are just okay (I am not a fan of "Guy Noir" or "The Lives of the Cowboys" - these are two recurring and popular skits that feature Russell) . To be fair, Russell figures prominently in the collection of highlights featuring fellow cast member Sue Scott and I think she got the funnier bits on her CD. Altogether, this is still a very solid hour of listening and a sure thing for any fan of Garrison Keillor.
Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary copy of this CD by the publisher through the Audiobook Jukebox Solid Gold Reviewer program in exchange for an honest review.
I rate this audiobook 4 stars out of 5 and it can be found on Amazon.com here: TIM RUSSELL: MAN of a THOUSAND VOICES.
Reviewed on October 28, 2013.