Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2005
CD ISBN 159397681X $34.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
This duet of masterfully written novellas by two respected authors belongs on your listening soundstage along with your favorite audiobook gems. Editor Ed McBain made two excellent choices with Mosley's unforgettable ARCHIBALD LAWLESS, read by Michael Boatman, and Joyce Carol Oates's outstanding CORN MAIDEN, read by Anne Twomey. Boatman effortlessly morphs from character to colorful character--whether it's the enigmatic title character, the eccentrics surrounding him, or the youthful but canny narrator--in a coming-of-age story about a black journalism student. In Oates's piece, Twomey vocally penetrates each character's layers of need and desire in a horrific tale reminiscent of LORD OF THE FLIES and THE CRUCIBLE. Don't miss this exquisitely produced effort--you'll want to play it again and share it with friends and family. D.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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