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THE SHIPPING NEWS

by | Read by Robert Joy

Literary Fiction • 5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1995

Quoyle returns to his ancestral home in Newfoundland, along with his two daughters and his aunt. Escaping from the memories of his dead wife, Quoyle fights to establish a new life for his extended family. Robert Joy reads in a slow, stiff voice as he tries to bring the characters to life. Joy's narration doesn't connect emotionally with Proulx's characters or their actions. The smooth flow of narrative is truncated by choppy dialogue and a sharply abridged disjointed plot. As the story progresses, the threads of plot slowly come together, creating a picture of life on the windswept coast of Newfoundland. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]

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Formats

Retail pak • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2002

CS ISBN 0743519787 $26.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 0743519795 $30.00 • Five CDs

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