Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1402528450 $98.00 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 140255740X $124.00/ $19.50(R) Thirteen CDs
George Guidall's performance is as outstanding as ever. This medical thriller and cautionary tale revolves around Dr. Daniel Lowell, a brilliant researcher, and Senator Ashley Butler, a typical Southern demagogue. Lowell's new stem cell research could cure Butler's Parkinson's disease--but at what price? Guidall intensifies the mounting tension as Butler maneuvers Lowell into treating him, as the action moves from Washington, D.C., to Italy and, finally, Nassau. Guidall's voice easily distinguishes the multitude of characters, with pleasant accents where appropriate. Cook is at his best writing about cutting-edge biotechnology. Guidall's adept interpretation reflects the dilemmas presented, as well as the charisma and vulnerabilities of each character. S.C.A.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]