Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2004
CD ISBN 006074510X $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Mary Bliss McGowan has a problem: Her husband has refinanced their house, cashed in their life insurance, emptied their bank accounts, and run off with every dime. Narrator Debra Monk takes listeners through the Atlanta woman's creative solution, which is to have her wayward partner declared dead. Monk applies an appropriately light air to this comic novel and vocalizes the characters with realistic Southern accents. She lends authentic grumpiness to Mary Bliss's senile mother-in-law and a few elongated syllables to the voice of her best friend, Katherine. As Mary Bliss faces the possible consequences of her situation, Monk brings in a degree of hysteria. Listeners will laugh all the way to a happy ending. J.J.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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