Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2004
CS ISBN 1593559461 $34.95 Nine cassettes
MP3-CD ISBN 1593357753 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
It's strange that nothing in this story connects to its title. While characters, for the most part, are well developed and interesting, the plot is very thin. A second Italian crime empire operating peacefully alongside the Mafia? Maybe that's the "Paradise" part? Reader David Colacci is the absolute saving grace here. His presentation is smooth and poised, strong and confident. Characters stand out as Colacci gives each a comfortable and well-paced vocal identity. But Colacci's success in giving this story life collapses with the sappy conclusion. Only a TV writer could mangle a reasonable story line this badly. T.J.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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