Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 1419316710 $109.75 Eleven cassettes
This is one of George Guidall's virtuoso performances, which brings to life a disparate cast and keeps one hooked during a long, involving book. In the Black Canyon of Colorado during the building of the Boulder Dam, three unique characters converge: a civil engineer working on the dam, a waitress escaping a damaged marriage, and a disenchanted son of an immigrant family. Their three stories are told in segments before they converge significantly. Guidall ensures that the main characters and many of the supporting cast are distinct individuals. He carefully matches his voice to the author's description of character, which enables listeners to understand what drives the characters as we hear them speak. This is beautifully done and well worth hearing. R.E.K. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.