Picks and Pans Review: What's New on Audio

updated 11/13/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/13/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

>GET SHORTY

This time round, Elmore Leonard's mobsters and their minions are in movieland, which in Joe Mantegna's deadly accurate—and often hilarious—performance sounds uncannily like a suburb of Brooklyn. (BDD Audio, $16.99)

WINNIE-THE-POOH

Eeyore, the gang's all here—Tigger and Piglet and Christopher Robin—and never so endearingly as in Alan Bennett's reading. His flat Yorkshire vowels add some much-needed grit to the almost terminal twee-ness of A.A. Milne's prose. (BDD Audio, $16.99)

LONG TIME NO SEE A blind Vietnam vet and his blind wife are killed in Ed McBain's celebrated 87th Precinct, and Len Cariou leads us nimbly through a rainbow coalition of accents and attitudes before the mystery is solved. (Harper Audio, $17)

MARILYN: HER LIFE IN HER OWN WORDS Even eschewing mimicry, Jill Eikenberry manages to suggest how Monroe sounded and to convey the mixture of naïveté and savvy that made the Hollywood legend both victim and victor in her all too brief career. (Dove, $12.95)

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