Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2006
CD ISBN 9781427200211 $39.95 Ten CDs
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Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN 9780792743712 $79.95 Ten CDs
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Rosamund Pike's transitions are seamless as she brings together an aging mother's revealing memoir and a plot of revenge involving both the mother and her daughter. Pike's muted tones reflect the puzzlement of daughter Ruth as she discovers that her mother, Sally Gilmartin, was actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré, who became Eve Dalton, a spy for the British Secret Service in 1939. Pike's serene account captures Sally's habits of calm watchfulness, learned early and practiced throughout her life as she is caught up in intrigues that challenge her age, intelligence, and training. Most troubling are residual worries that trouble Eve long after she escapes the Secret Service and that make her daughter, and listeners, wonder if her restlessness is inescapable. S.W. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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