Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CS ISBN 1415927359 $63.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 1415927367 $81.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN $34.97
Anyone interested in the subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, ways in which mothers and daughters communicate will enjoy this book. However, narrator Cassandra Campbell gets off to a slow start and is rather boring through the first hour, though she picks up the pace as she moves along. Campbell's challenge is to convey other women's conversations and meanings so Tannen can analyze them, and she does so in a pleasant voice with excellent diction. The problem is that she doesn't vary her tone enough, so the conversations sound too similar. She doesn't need to do character voices, but she does need to be a little more animated. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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