Various voice actors rise to the challenge of narrating this collection of works by Edna O'Brien, whose stories John Banville asserts in his introduction "provide . . . a cumulative portrait of Ireland." All the narrators share certain qualities, such as the reflective tone that brings out what Banville calls the Chekhovian quality of O'Brien's writing. But the strength of the audiobook as a whole lies in the diversity of Irish voices that express the yearnings of the varied characters. Voices range from that of a naïve country girl at her first party to that of a melancholic woman looking back on her life through the lens of experience. A rich collection of stories and voices. E.M.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2015]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781478933137 $45.00 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781478929833 $26.98
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-4789-3310-6 $123.99 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781478933113 multiple sources
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