Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0739309161 $25.00 Three cassettes
David Pittu skillfully depicts Adam Armring's pioneering sense of business as he successfully takes over Mrs. R's dilapidated department store at the turn of the century. Using a variety of voices and accents, he reveals strong emotions and moral convictions, particularly those of Mrs. R, an elderly Jewish matron who is also his employer. Pittu portrays Emma, Mrs. R's niece, with innocence and naîveté, as Armring continues to resist his attraction to her, fearful of his low station. As Pittu deftly switches male and female roles, along with tone and moods, the listener is led to care deeply about Armring's budding romance and business success. This audio delivers an engrossing story. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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