With crisp enunciation and a solid command of mood, narrator Nicholas Guy Smith captures the distinctive interiority of this compact, ambitious character study. With the settlement money from a career-ending car accident, Mr. Field, formerly a concert pianist, abruptly moves from London to Cape Town to purchase a home he has seen only in pictures. Like Mr. Field, the house is an experiment in containment and purpose, sometimes a catalyst and sometimes a foil to Mr. Field's continual retreat into memory and reflection. Smith perfectly captures the initial meandering pace of the story as Mr. Field observes and questions more than he acts. And when a certain madness builds from the relentless brooding quality of the narrative, Smith adjusts his delivery to match the psychological tension. A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525634997 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525635000 $47.50
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