This stylishly written and razor-sharp novel of manners is perfect for audio since the achievement and pleasure of the book comes from the crossruff among four different voices as each tells his or her version of what happened in Siracusa. Michael and Lizzie, a childless couple from New York, travel to Italy with Taylor and Finn, a not-very-happy couple from Portland, Maine, with their young daughter, Snow. Finn and Lizzie know each other entirely too well, we soon learn, and none of the others have read each other well, not even beautiful, precocious, creepy little Snowy. Each adult is voiced by a different narrator, and all four hit their marks with wonderful crispness and understanding of the characters they play. An absolutely delicious listen. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2016]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9780735208841 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2016
CD ISBN 9781524750367 $40.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780735208858 $66.50
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