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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Tom Stechschulte

Mystery & Suspense • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

In 1993, Dr. Lester Sheehan begins a journal to remember “Teddy and his poor dead wife. . . and those twin terrors, Rachel Solando and Andrew Laeddis.” With this narrative device in place, the story flashes back to 1954, to Shutter Island’s Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels is called after a female inmate vanishes from a locked room. One difference between simply listening and having a listening experience is Tom Stechschulte. He doesn’t merely perform characters; he channels them. Main characters, doctors, nurses, inmates, and orderlies have believable individual voices and personalities. Lehane twists a devastating hurricane, possible unethical experiments, and enough secrets to justify paranoia into a psychological thriller that works most of the time. Stechschulte’s magic makes it work the rest. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2003

CD ISBN 9780061906282 $19.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2003

CS ISBN 978-1-4025-4245-9 $72.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4025-5618-0 $92.75 • Six CDs

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