Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2002
CS ISBN $49.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN $64.00/ $15.95(R) Eight CDs
FOLLOW ME DOWN is a dark tale of sin and redemption, but greater yet, a portrayal of the complexity of human motivations. Eight characters are presented so completely that their oddly dramatic behavior--adultery, murder, defense of guilt--seems somehow rational, or at least comprehensible. Tom Parker narrates with an understated difference in the pace and pitch of the various voices; the subtlety is suitable--a more dramatic reading, especially one exaggerating the Mississippi accents, would detract from the story's weird passion. All the characters have a gentle Southern twang, with the exception of the deaf-mute, who is read with a neutral voice. This is a solid interpretation by an accomplished reader. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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