Book pak Books on Tape 1997
CS ISBN 0736634908 $36.00 Six cassettes
San Francisco-based P.I. Sharon McCone is almost ageless. The series has more than a decade of titles, which follow McCone from her early days as an investigator at All Souls Legal Coop, where we find her in THE CHESHIRE CAT'S EYE, to her own detective agency. The renovation of stately Victorian houses, the "Painted Ladies," is the focus of McCone's investigation into the death of a friend. Muller appealingly uses the San Francisco setting, noting the city's landmarks and neighborhoods. Bernadette Dunne allows Muller's story to guide her audio presentation. Her characterizations have little dramatic flair but serve mainly to distinguish voices. This style of narration, sometimes called "neutral," is prized by listeners who like a narrator to be simply a vehicle for the author's words, rather than a dramatic interpreter. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: NOV/DEC 97]
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