Library Ed. Books on Tape 2005
CS ISBN 1415915768 $72.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 1415916624 $90.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
It would have been easy for Bernadette Dunne to narrate such a personal story badly. In her second memoir Martha Beck narrates her tortuous path out of Mormonism, a path that led to intense battles with her intellectually powerful father and to bizarre memories of sexual abuse at his hands, which Beck recalled as an adult. Dunne's narration not only captures the horror and the barrage of other emotions through dramatic changes in pace and tone, she manages to evoke the surprising touches of humor Beck inserts to lighten her narrative. Dunne also makes clear the time shifts in Beck's personal story. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.