Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2000
CS ISBN 0792723465 $96.95 Twelve cassettes
A brutal baby massacre in Quebec, a grizzly girl gutted in North Carolina: Could they be related? Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan must find the answers and catch the killers. Bonnie Hurren obviously enjoys performing this international thriller. Her greatest talent lies in her expertise with dialects. Subtle North Carolina sweetness gives way to a Tennessee drawl in an instant, followed by an amazing ability to portray Canadian French. She even captures Nova Scotia's regionalisms to perfection. Her Texan accent comes across a little harsh, but in tone rather than dialect. And she really should have learned how to pronounce "Memphremagog," but only listeners from northern Vermont/southern Quebec will pick up on it. Hurren's performance is a real treasure. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 00]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.