AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Colum McCann

Fiction • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

McCann’s able narration of this story collection has the same lyrical, measured quality as the Wallace Stevens poem that inspired its title. Indeed, each story has a calm, meandering pace as it explores words and images in the way of good poetry, often with ample pauses that imply line breaks. Characters reflect on the complex nature of life in vivid snapshots, and McCann’s voice enlivens the somber moments as well as the lighter ones. The author’s soft tone and appealing accent lull the listener into another, quieter place. This audiobook’s subtle quality may not be for everyone, but those willing to let the narrator take over will be led down a thought-provoking and emotionally rich path. L.B.F. 2016 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 9780147521583 $35.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780147521590 $17.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2015

CD ISBN 9780147521606 $35.00 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780147521613 $66.50

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×