Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books/ Soundings 2002
CS ISBN $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN $64.95 Six CDs
Listening to BALLYKISSANGEL is like being transported to a tiny, eccentric, very Irish village. Narrator Gerry O'Brien's chore is great as he creates minute nuances for each character within the community. He has a talent for subtlety despite a wide range of subjects, including the arrival of a new automated confessional; a postponed wedding and its "non-reception”; and an attempt to remove the very popular (and English) priest, Father Peter, from his post. It's all here--pub, church, farms, rain, and humor--a sheer delight, but the greatest charm is the wonderful modern parables that quietly emerge. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]
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