Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9781427201317 $39.50 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 9780792750208 $99.95 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780792751106 $69.95
John Lee leads listeners into the lives of numerous main characters. Initially, as characters are introduced, confusion might reign, but Lee defines every individual's goals, hopes, failures, and successes without a moment of uncertainty for listeners. The scene is Edinburgh's International Festival, where artists of every stripe come together to entertain and compete. Pilcher intertwines the lives of a naïve French violin virtuoso, a former rugby star, a working-class mother-comedian, an aging filmmaker, a young tough, and a host of others who come to the festival seeking their dreams. In Pilcher's heartwarming story, the use of coincidence is heavy-handed, but Lee's expert performance carries the day with its unpretentiousness, subtlety, and humanity. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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