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by | Read by Karen White

Fiction • 27 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2002

Donna Tartt's long-awaited second novel is a sensually and psychologically rich tale of place and childhood. Harriet Dufresne's world changed forever the day someone murdered her 9-year-old brother, Robin. Ten years later, as a precocious and prickly 12-year-old, Harriet decides to solve the murder. Her Mississippi world is peopled with vivid characters and shot through with class and racial tensions, and Tartt has not forgotten how to tell a story, but Karen White's performance is dispiriting. Not a word is spoken badly, but White applies pauses and emphases to each sentence in a monotonous rhythm, ignoring meaning or sense. This reader had to revert to the printed book. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]



Book pak • Books on Tape • 2002

CS ISBN 0736688374 $120.00 • Eighteen cassettes

CD ISBN 0736688382 $152.00/ $24.90(R) • Twenty CDs

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