Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 9780792756323 $94.95 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9780792757511 $59.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Kate Atkinson stretches herself too thin in places in this new PI Jackson Brodie novel, with some five plot lines crisscrossing like a cat's cradle gone gothic. The life of the newly (and unwisely) married Brodie intersects those of Joanna Mason; her thuggish husband; her charming teenaged nanny; Brodie's former flame, Police Inspector Louise Monroe, who is also newly married; Andrew Decker, who once murdered Joanna's family; three kidnappers; and a train wreck. Really. Steven Crossley's masterful performance helps the listener remember and care about a very long list of major characters, and he is never less than supremely entertaining as he sells you coincidence after unlikely coincidence as if they all just show what an ironic and wicked old world this is. B.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]
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