Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1999
CS ISBN $76.95 Eleven cassettes
There seem to be two delivery styles within the ranks of truly qualified readers: those who dramatize and those who present. Adam Morgan is a highly gifted presenter. His crisp, direct delivery cuts through this exciting story like a knife through soft butter. Perhaps his greatest talent is accepting what he does best and not overreaching to create characters and dialects. Oh, he does let a wee bit of brogue creep into the voices of Belfast natives, but overall Morgan doesn't toy with Mahoneys's work. Murder, mayhem, hatred and prejudice carry NYPD detective Brian McKenna to Iceland, Ireland and home again in a race to stop a sadistic madman. Mahoneys's compelling words seem to be supercharged by Morgan's voice. There's no blarney in the efforts of either man, just pure enjoyment. T.J.M. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 99]
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