Library Ed. Books on Tape 2009
CD ISBN 9781415960783 $80.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
After fleeing the Nazi occupation of Paris, Max Berenzon, son of a prominent art dealer, returns in 1944 to discover that his father's fabulous collection of fine art has been looted by the Germans. Max visits notable dealers, artists, and collectors in an attempt to locate the vanished treasures, and to find Rose Clément, the woman he loves. Max uncovers secrets that shake his already-devastated world. Mark Bramhall's reading is low-key and understated, yet intense and immediate. Bramhall's thoughtful performance makes Houghteling's austere prose feel like poetry—lyrical, eloquent, and controlled. Houghteling's well-researched details are poignant—sometimes heartbreaking—and fascinating, and Bramhall delivers all effectively, without pyrotechnics. Artfully conceived and beautifully narrated, this audiobook will capture the hearts and imaginations of listeners. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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