Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2001
CS ISBN $146.90 Twenty-one cassettes
MP3-CD ISBN $34.95 Two MP3-CDs
Dinah Slade will do anything to keep her family home in Norwich, England, out of the hands of estate agents. But little does she know what twists of fortune will result from her dalliance with the great American banker, Paul Van Zale. Nadia May captures the essence of the six first-person narratives comprising the story, to the point of making recognizable each character’s voice as related by the others. However, her portrayals of young children come across as contrived and squeaky. Furthermore, technical problems with the tracking of the MP3 version reviewed here, most likely corrected by now, marred this listener’s audio experience. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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