Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2004
CS ISBN 0754008827 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0754094782 $64.95 Six CDs
Two young boys, neighbors during WWII, get caught up in the secrets and secrecy of wartime domestic life. Stephen, now an old man, revisits the quiet "close" (street) and relates his memories of the surprising events that changed the boys' and neighbors' lives forever. Noted British author and playwright Frayn (COPENHAGEN, NOISES OFF) spins a clever, compelling story that is stunningly read by Martin Jarvis. The unusual structure of reminiscence crossed with first-person narrative demands a keen understanding and finesse as the story follows secret imaginings and actual events. Jarvis gives listeners a tour-de-force performance. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, Winner of 2003 British Spoken Word Association Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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