Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CS ISBN 9780792747765 $59.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9780792745204 $74.95 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780792747536 $44.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9780792748229 $44.95
Kudos to narrator Tracey Leigh, whose strong performance hooks the listener on this soap opera-like novel. She makes one care about the serious, although sometimes incredible, sufferings of preacher's wife Charlotte Black, whose husband is cheating on her (and on whom she has cheated) and her best friend, Professor Janine Turner, who can't find a man who treats her right. The women's problems include abuse, mental illness, and marital problems. Leigh beautifully characterizes children and adults and expertly portrays Janine's abusive boyfriend. She brings to life the full range of emotions experienced by the large cast of characters and gives the listener a reason to overlook the novel's shortcomings. J.J.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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