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by | Read by Eric Ruben

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Doug Parker, "slim, beautiful, sad," is a 29-year-old widower, passing his days in whiskey-soaked suburban seclusion. (Hailey, his wife, was killed the year before in a plane crash.) But his seclusion is disrupted by a bizarre cast of interfering characters--mostly family. Narrator Eric Ruben seems to have the most fun with the secondary characters--Doug's 16-year-old screwed-up pothead stepson, Russ; his foul-mouthed pregnant twin, Claire, who moves in with him; and his demented but well-meaning father. Doug himself sounds less interesting, a bit wimpy. The pace is slow, particularly in the remembrances of Hailey, but picks up in the humorous interactions with the do-gooder torturers. The ending is predictably sappy, but, overall, this is an enjoyable story. M.T.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2842-1 $34.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2844-5 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4233-2846-9 $24.95


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4233-2841-4 $74.25 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2843-8 $92.25 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-2845-2 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $39.25

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