Trade Ed. Recorded Books 2007
DD ISBN $34.99
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-2036-5 $123.75 Twenty cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-2038-9 $123.75 Twenty CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4498-9825-0 $109.00
Suzanne Toren delivers magnificently in this fascinating but difficult narration task, involving 10 people in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills who tell their personal stories over a ten-day period. The book is Smiley’s version of Boccaccio’s DECAMERON, and her topics are movies, the Iraq War, and sex, lots of sex. When no one is telling a story, the action is almost always sexual. Toren gives each of the 10 characters, plus a covey of six Russians who make cameo appearances, a distinct, immediately recognizable voice. And she carries them successfully through conversations and monologues. Her varied pacing keeps the monologues moving, never letting the listener’s interest wane. Toren’s one-woman show is a winner. R.E.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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