Skios

Skios

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Skios

Skios

Audio Library Digital

06/19/2012

460 minutes

9781611208757

Audio Retail Digital

06/19/2012

460 minutes

9781611208764

Audio CD

06/19/2012

6 Audio CD

460 minutes

9781611208733

Audio MP3 CD

06/19/2012

1 Audio MP3 CD

460 minutes

9781611208771

Playaway

06/19/2012

460 minutes

9781611208788

Description:

On the private Greek island of Skios, the high-paying guests of a world-renowned foundation prepare for the annual keynote address, to be given this year by Dr. Norman Wilfred, an eminent authority on the scientific organization of science. He turns out to be surprisingly youthful, handsome, and charming. Everyone is soon eating out of his hands. No one more than Nikki, the foundation's attractive and efficient organizer. Meanwhile, Nikki's old friend Georgie has rashly agreed to spend a furtive horizontal weekend with a notorious schemer. Trapped there with her instead is a pompous, balding individual called Dr. Norman Wilfred, who has lost his whereabouts, his luggage, his temper - indeed, everything he possesses other than the text of a lecture on the scientific organization of science.

Quotes:

Frayn is such good company, you hate for the story to end..., The New York Times

Entertaining...A lacerating satire., Publishers Weekly

A witty Rube Goldberg construction of a novel...Think Being There set to the staccato pacing of Noises Off, and hold on to your funny bones., Library Journal

Grade: A-. This story of mistaken identity, marked by farce and satire, is sophisticatedly written and effortlessly executed., Entertainment Weekly

Sachs's bemused delivery is especially endearing as he reveals the hypocrisy of pompous seekers of universal truth, hapless grifters, and public relations professionals., AudioFile Magazine

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