Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2004
CS ISBN 0792733363 $79.95 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0792733371 $110.95 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 079273338X $49.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
Like many of Banks's works, this novel unfolds like a memory for the reader, taking a natural route into the imagination and leading from there. As the novel opens, Hannah's dreams are invaded by memories of Africa, leading her to revisit her past there in an attempt to reconcile old ghosts. This audiobook is performed with gentle, reserved skill by Mary Beth Hurt, whose style and delivery are as appealing as that of a dear friend recounting her own anecdote. Quiet and yet dramatic, familiar but so very foreign, THE DARLING is a memorable listen for its contemporary echoes of the hope, fear, and tragedy that can erupt when cultures collide. L.B.F. 2005 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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