Halsey Street, in Brooklyn, where Penelope lives, is a place any listener might like to visit, despite Penelope's mixed feelings about the place--and her family. Narrator Bahni Turpin's performance is gorgeous. Her voice has a texture that suits the nuances of the novel's plot: easy enough to absorb but with a depth and grittiness that make it interesting and real. As the novel opens, Penelope's family has been splintered for a while, and, thanks to Turpin's skilled performance, listeners come to care about these flawed, authentic people right away. She gives the varied characters distinct voices, and with a clear-eyed candor brings to life their conflicts, which expand to include larger social issues. Well-written and beautifully read, HALSEY STREET is worth a stroll. L.B.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2018
CD ISBN 978-1-5366-6907-7 $34.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781536669084 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.49
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