Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2016
DD ISBN $29.95
What starts as a caricature of the art world concludes, almost despite itself, as a study of the transformative power of love. Narrator Jilly Bond plunges listeners into the foppish art coterie who are directing all their efforts toward profiting from a recovered masterpiece, THE IMPROBABILITY OF LOVE. Annie, the hapless heroine, sets events in motion when she offhandedly purchases a thrift shop painting for a boyfriend she'll soon discover has dumped her. While Bond does most of the heavy lifting--portraying docents, dandies, drunks, and aging debutantes--Barnaby Edwards as the painting (yes, the painting speaks) puts in short stints, delivering with delicious acerbity all the best lines. While both narrators could be accused of laying it on thick, a little distance reveals the artistry behind their work. K.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]
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