Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780739307946 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Set in the early 1960s, this audiobook recounts the search for the Boston Strangler by focusing on three tangential characters, the Daley brothers. One brother is a cop on the take, one is a lawyer, and the third is a thief and gambler. All are dragged into the web of the serial killer. Stephen Hoye narrates in a subtle Boston accent. But abrupt changes of venue and character as the story progresses make the novel's scenes seem clipped. The abridgment's focus on the brothers as opposed to the Strangler takes away the listener's attention, and Hoye's slow pacing reflects a lack of tension. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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