You won't want to miss Roy McMillan's performance of William Boyd's engrossing novel of obsession, passion, betrayal, and piano tuning. Scotsman Brodie Moncur is a piano tuner with perfect pitch and many professional tricks up his sleeve who is much in demand by concert pianists because of his magical touch. McMillan's diction perfectly reproduces the ambiance of the nineteenth century with its flourishes and excesses. It's no surprise that Brodie is hopelessly, floridly smitten the moment he meets Russian opera singer Lika. Lika is the girlfriend of renowned pianist John Kilbarron, "the Irish Liszt," and, after Brodie is falsely accused of embezzlement, he becomes Kilbarron's personal piano tuner. As the inevitable Lika-Brodie affair occurs, McMillan delivers the continually twisting plot and its revelations with elegance. An intriguing listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781984841452 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9781984841469 $95.00
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