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THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER

by | Read by Campbell Scott

Fiction • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

With its plethora of characters--religious fanatics, a soccer team of preadolescent girls, divorced fathers desperate to connect with their children, former addicts, drunks, has-beens, and wannabes--Perotta's latest novel would present a challenge to any narrator. (And it seems no accident that his three audiobooks have three different readers.) The talented Campbell Scott, who's narrated novels by Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and others, takes the challenge in stride, modulating his voice not only for the different voices, but also for a particular character's mood shifts. Still, except for a few moments when the novel makes you sit up and take notice, it remains pedestrian overall, despite everyone's best efforts. R.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4-272-0191-1 $39.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN $27.97

 

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5038-3 $89.95 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5074-1 $54.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7927-5114-4 $54.95

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