Library Ed. Recorded Books 2005
CS ISBN 978-1-4193-3734-5 $109.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN $119.75 Thirteen CDs
A handsome, rakish artist is asked to paint an enticing young woman. They fall in love, of course. But said damsel reveals that she has put her father up to the commission, anticipating that the artist's rendering of her true self will prove her innocent of her mother's murder, of which she is suspected. Lovers thereafter turn detectives. Simon Prebble possesses just the right mixture of urbanity and virility to complement the author's efforts. His Apollonian approach adds dignity to a romantic escapade that in lesser hands could easily turn overwrought. Further, his fine voice and expert technique bring out the considerable grace of the writing. Actor and author successfully serve up this improbable premise with such poise, charm, and savoir faire as to seduce the listener into an enthusiastic (and massive) suspension of disbelief. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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