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by | Read by Christine Williams

Fiction • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1941

Poor Mildred. Her husband leaves her. She has no job skills, and there aren't any jobs anyway—it’s the Depression. But, by gum, she will not let her problems get her down. Narrator Christine Williams does the best she can with the material, affecting a high-toned delivery reminiscent of heroines of films from the ‘40s. While appropriate, the performance eventually strains the nerves of the listener. Mildred has great legs and a wonderful figure, and she has sex when she feels like it—it was shocking for its time, but it’s not that interesting for modern listeners. Cain's other novels, THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE and DOUBLE INDEMNITY, feature tough broads like Mildred, but when put in the spotlight, she fails to carry the load. R.O. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4861-5 $24.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6047-1 $24.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7153-8 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $24.47


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4988-9 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-5775-4 $72.00 • Eight CDs

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