Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1994
CS ISBN 0786299487 $54.95 Six cassettes
This tale of old age and death has a delightful twist--a veritable brigade of septua-octogenarians puts its minds (which are in various stages of disrepair) together to discover who is making threatening telephone calls telling them, "Remember, you must die." Petherbridge's reading is just short of perfect though one wonders why the producers selected a male reader when the majority of characters are women. Petherbridge creates a variety of voices, from menacing housekeepers, to haughty matrons. The only problem is his frequent use of a whisper to convey "sotto voce" dialogue. This style is positively annoying, never mind difficult to hear (particularly in a car), and detracts from an otherwise excellent performance. R.B.F. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 95]
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