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THE USED WORLD

by | Read by C.J. Critt

Fiction • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Kimmel uses Hazel Hunnicut's "Used World Emporium," a vast empire of secondhand books, furniture, and bric-a-brac, as the setting and central symbol for her most recent novel. She weaves it through the lives of her three main characters. While six-foot-five-inch Claudia and delicate, red-haired Rebekah both work there, Hazel is the owner and a kind of impresario, directing the sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous show. All three, though, carry heartbreaking pasts, used worlds of their own that Hazel helps transform into a richer present. Narrator C.J. Critt's reading is at once energetic and personal. She effortlessly draws a wide range of characters out of her deep, even gravelly, voice. The effect is soft and delicately intimate, perfect for the harsh discoveries the reader is to make. P.E.F. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]

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Formats

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7927-5090-1 $84.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5016-1 $99.95 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5066-6 $59.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $59.95

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