Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-4946-5 $92.75 Six CDs
Even if you brace yourself for a dark, twisted story, you'll still be creeped out by this tale, set in an Irish mountain town. Redmond Hatch meets storyteller Ned Strange, his alter ego of sorts. As Redmond describes his life and their encounters, secrets are revealed. Scenes shift back and forth over the years, with the story moving through pubs, apartments, jobs, and a haunting place called Winterwood. Apart from Ned's stories, there is limited dialogue, leaving McCabe to rely on vivid descriptions and on narrator Gerry O'Brien to create an atmosphere with a range of moods. His sole American character comes off as more Midwestern than upstate New York, but his Irish voices are both colorful and filled with emotion as the tormented tale unfolds. M.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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