Retail pak Random House Audio 2000
CS ISBN 0553526626 $25.95 Four cassettes
A San Francisco attorney gets involved in a homicide case with political implications when his wife is imprisoned for withholding evidence. The local color is convincing, and the characterizations sharp. Still, this is the sort of popular fiction one appreciates best in abridgment. Much of what one reads these days is padded to reach a sellable length, and this murder mystery seems a trifle inflated. This reviewer found narrator Baker difficult to get used to, for the timbre of his voice sounds fey and irritating. After a while, though, one appreciates that he reads with uncommon intelligence and subtlety. Y.R. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 00]
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