Trade Ed. Phoenix Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-5900-7472-5 $34.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-5977-7149-8 $29.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
This novel of newlyweds Saul and Patsy is a touching and comedic story from Charles Baxter. Narrator John Rubinstein offers a theatrical performance that transcends the limits of audiobook narration. Rubinstein simply becomes every character he voices throughout, without so much as the slightest change in tone or accent. Rubinstein understands these characters through every possible range of emotion that Baxter tosses in the mix, and the result is a truly memorable listening experience. As Rubinstein brings this story to life in a way that is rarely experienced but is incredibly refreshing, both Saul and Patsy are deeply crafted and interesting in their own right. Rubinstein captures their essence and sends it out to his audience in this wonderfully underplayed narration. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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