In 1956 Gilead, Iowa, the elderly Reverend John Ames is facing death. Before he leaves the earth, he writes an account of his life, his ancestors, and his faith for his young son. Married late in life to a much younger woman, Ames cannot bear that his son may never know him. Tim Jerome sounds like a preacher with his deep voice and unhurried pace, and he does an excellent job matching his voice to Ames’s mood--husky when tired, righteous when angry, and laughing when his son is amusing. However, novels written in diary or letter format are difficult to translate to audio without sufficient drama to be engaging. A.B. 2005 Pulitzer Prize © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN $74.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
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