In this post-WWII crime noir, a stand-alone, narrator Edoardo Ballerini takes us into the life of recently released ex-convict Aloysius Archer. Listeners will find Archer, as performed by Ballerini, an appealing character. Archer moves to a fictional city in the Midwest, where he encounters, not just one, but two femme fatales, and a host of other good and bad folks. Ballerini expertly differentiates the many characters, male and female. Baldacci has taken the noir aspects seriously, describing in detail, and with lots of metaphors, the features of every person Archer encounters. This tendency, along with the smart-aleck banter, slows down the action. Fans of Baldacci should be prepared for a different experience in story, pace, and delivery. E.Q. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781549151941 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781549151965 $26.98
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