Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2005
CS ISBN $34.95 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN $39.95 Ten CDs
Cynthia Darlow’s Southern drawl is a good choice for this story of six menopausal “Buckhead babes,” lifelong friends and sorority sisters who meet at Atlanta’s Swan Coach House tearoom to drink iced tea, discuss life, and tell jokes while wearing red hats. A confusing array of flashbacks covers a kidnapping, cancer, a pregnancy scare, and other day-to-day doings that lead up to a spa make-over cruise, complete with liposuction. Fans of THE RED HAT CLUB may be less confused than newcomers by the multiple story lines, characters, and timelines. While Darlow adjusts her voice for the dialogue spoken by various characters, the majority of the story is told from 50-something Georgia’s perspective, leaving little room for vocal variation. D.T.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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