Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2003
CS ISBN 0792728904 $69.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 0792728912 $94.95 Ten CDs
James Hall's latest novel might be more aptly titled "Off the Wall." In this modern-day pirate novel, Vic Joy, a wealthy businessman/gangster turned pirate, hijacks pleasure boats and murders their owners. Inexplicably, Vic is also obsessed with his sister, Anne, whom he hasn't seen for years; he does anything to rid her of her boyfriends, including killing them. A tale like this needs a steady reader, and Gary Littman fits the bill. As usual, Littman reads with a no-nonsense style that focuses on the characters without overdramatizing. In fact, Littman's tone keeps the characters from becoming cartoonish, and the book from dragging, as could happen easily with a story this long and bizarre. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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