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by | Read by Eva Kaminsky

Fiction • 5.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Other than an engaging narration by Eva Kaminsky, THE SWELLS doesn't live up to its promise as a "darkly hilarious satire." Its concept is amusing--a luxury liner filled with aging, excessively wealthy passengers experiences a class mutiny mid-ocean. Sadly, the story stretches credibility, and the characters remain merely caricatures. Kaminsky creates the hapless Briony, a travel writer. As the story gets turned on its head, the crew become pampered guests, while the passengers are forced to take on crew duties. Working-class Briony finds herself torn between the one-percenters and the mutinying crew. Kaminsky does her best with the stereotyped characters, but they are one dimensional and hardly believable. Kaminsky's adept performance saves the audiobook from being a total disappointment. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2022

CD ISBN 9798200831869 $36.95 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798200831876 $31.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9798200831913 $19.95

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