Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2006
CS ISBN 9781423304876 $24.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1423304896 $26.95 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781423304913 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 1423304934 $24.95
Considered by many to be a romantic comedy classic, Crusie's wry, witty story tells of three intersecting characters: Nina Askew, a newly divorced 40-year-old editor; Alex Moore, the young ER doctor who lives downstairs; and Fred, the depressed dog who brings them together. The novel is given a note-perfect reading by Susan Ericksen. Giving these characters distinct voices was likely a challenge; there are no accents to play with, and everyone's dialogue is snappy. The supporting characters stand out more--particularly the bored attendant at the pound, Nina's stuffy ex-husband, and her sassy elderly upstairs neighbor. Also worthy of note: the upbeat, jazzy score that begins and ends each disc sets the mood beautifully. C.E.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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