audiobooks

The Poem I Turn To: Actors & Directors Present Poetry That Inspires Them (book and CD, 2008)
Edited by: Jason Shinder
Peter reads "Sea Fever" by John Masefield and "Song of Enchantment" by Walter De La Mare

The Zebra-Striped Hearse (detective mystery, 2000)
Author: Ross MacDonald. Audio Editions Mystery Masters
From the cover: "A complete, unabridged dramatic performance including a brilliant original music score,
sound design and 40-person cast."
Peter MacNicol: Deputy #1, Henry Sholto, Guard

Dangerous Skies (young adult, 1997)
Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples. Random House Listening Library.
-----Review: Peter MacNicol brings a warm and youthful energy to the story of two young people of
-----different races. Buck Smith and Tunes Smith were raised together as their families worked a Virginia
-----shore farm-for generations. Their youthful companionship changes, however, when Buck, the son of
-----the white farm owner and Tunes, the African-American daughter of Kneebone Smith, find the body of
-----one of the farm's-managers. Their days of crabbing and lazy drifting through the marshes come to an
-----abrupt end as the-children and their families look at the conflicts of racism and hypocrisy. The strong
-----evocative writing appeals and MacNicol shines with Buck's narrative, helping listeners to further
-----identify with the young-people. He's good with their dialogue and couples this with dramatic tension
-----as Buck and Tunes push and pull their allegiances. MacNicol draws out Conroy-esque imagery in the
-----loving descriptions of the-land and shore. (MacNicol also narrated Pat Conroy's "Beach Music.") The
-----narration plays up a Huck Finn-independence and lawlessness in story and this will surely draw teens'
-----attention. "Dangerous Skies" examines powerful issues -- loyalty to family, truth, prejudice -- and
-----offers two enticing independent spirits.  ~ Christian Science Monitor, 1997

The Slave Dancer (juvenile fiction, 1996)
Author: Paula Fox. Random House Listening Library.
-----From the cover: "Take up the pipe, Claudius," a voice growled near Jessie's bound head. "He's worth
-----nothing worth without his pipe."
-----Snatched from the docks of New Orleans, thirteen-year-old Jessie is thrown aboard a slave ship
-----where he must play his fife so that captured slaves will "dance," to keep their muscles strong and
-----their bodies-profitable for their owners use. Jessie is sickened as he witnesses the horrible practices
-----of the slave-trade. But even those horrors can't compare to the one final event awaiting Jessie's
-----witness. Can the-cruelty to his fellow human beings be stopped?
-----In a stunning performance by Peter MacNicol, Paula Fox's enduring classic comes magnificently alive,
-----with the searing truth about a period of American history we would otherwise most likely wish to
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forget.

Beach Music (fiction, 1995)
Author: Pat Conroy. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
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Leaving Cold Sassy (fiction, 1994)
Author: Olive Ann Burns. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
Performances by Peter MacNicol and Joanne Camp

Domes of Fire: Book One of the Tamuli (science fiction, 1992)
Author: David Eddings. Random House Audio

The Legacy (science fiction, 1992)
Author: R. A. Salvatore. Random House Audio

Shiloh (juvenile fiction, 1992)
Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Random House Listening Library.
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-----Review: The unabridged production of Naylor's 1991 Newberry Award winner begins with a dedication
-----to a dog named Clover, which sets the tone for this warm story. Bluesy music that includes banjo,
-----guitar, fiddle, harmonica and jaw harp helps conjure up visions of life in the West Virginia hills.
-----MacNicol's southern accent and softspoken voice ideally portray a sensitive boy who loves nature.
-----Eleven-year-old Marty Preston happens upon a beagle puppy that has been abused; the dog cringes
-----as he moves toward it. The animal follows the boy home and, in a test of courage and integrity, Marty
-----learns difficult-lessons of morality and kindness. Told without an overdose of sentimentality, this
-----heartrending story will-keep animal lovers riveted to their tape players. ~ Publisher's Weekly, 1992

Imajica (science fiction, 1991)
Author: Clive Barker. HarperCollins Audio

The Music Room (fiction, 1991)
Author: Dennis McFarland. HarperCollins Audio

Dragonlance Legends (science fiction, 3 volumes, 1991)
-----Vol. 1: Time of the Twins
-----Vol. 2: War of the Twins
-----Vol. 3: Test of the Twins
Authors: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Random House Audio

Dragonlance Chronicles (science fiction, 3 volumes, 1990)
-----Vol. 1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
-----Vol. 2: Dragons of Winter Night
-----Vol. 3: Dragons of Spring Dawning
Authors: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Random House Audio

Nemesis (science fiction, 1990)
Author: Isaac Asimov. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

Trophy for Eagles (historical fiction, 1990)
Author: Walter J. Boyne. Random House Audio

Peachtree Road (fiction, 1988)
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons. Random House Audio

Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Vol. 1, Odyssey (science fiction, 1988)
Author: Michael Kube-McDowell
Starring Peter MacNicol as Derec

Treasure Island (young adult, 1986)
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson. Random House Audio


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