Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9780061661518 $75.00 Twenty CDs
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2008
CS ISBN 978-1-4361-5388-1 $113.75 Twenty cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4361-5390-4 $123.75 Twenty CDs
Dennis Lehane's epic story of one family in post-WWI Boston is truly a massive achievement. Young police officer Danny Coughlin, son of the police captain and aspiring local legend, goes undercover in the city's slums, where the Bolsheviks are waiting for a hero. Coughlin grows to understand the battles facing him and, with a little help from some eccentric characters, manages to stand up for what he truly believes in. Narrator Michael Boatman delivers a solid performance filled with the rich elements of the story itself—layered characters, moving dialogue, and a powerful message. Boatman never ceases to impress by diving head first into character and losing himself in the story, just as his listeners will surely do. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]
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