Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2006
CD ISBN 9780143059240 $39.95 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
John McDonough portrays the provincial town of Mitford with careful pacing, understatement, and evocative vocal characterizations, revealing a traditional community filled with lovable eccentrics. He changes each character's voice to allow the listener to follow the multiple players and subplots. The complex story pits longtime mayor Esther Cunningham's values of tradition and simplicity against developer Mark Stroupe's desire for growth and development. McDonough also captures the gentle spirit of Father Tim with a subtle cadence that matches the rector's broad assumption of roles as town counselor, foster parent, legal advisor, and priest. With seemingly effortless narration, McDonough reveals a charming, old-fashioned town with a rich spirit of community. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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