Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743535812 $39.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0743535820 $39.95 Nine CDs
High school hurts don't disappear at graduation. Jean Sheridan attends her prep school's reunion weekend, only to realize that most of the girls with whom she has just eaten lunch are dying in the order in which they sat around the cafeteria table. Jan Maxwell gives voice to Jean and her surviving classmates, showing equal skill at terror, timidity, maliciousness, merriment, and vacuous self-absorption. Without overperforming the dialogue, she creates distinct and credible personalities for the disparate characters drawn in the text. Maxwell's voice drops to a villain's whisper seconds before exploding into a teen reporter's exuberance at finding a story. Her performance matches the author's skill at subtle storytelling. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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