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by | Read by John Rubinstein

Mystery & Suspense • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

An overly complicated novel featuring detective psychiatrist Alex Delaware and his cop buddy, Milo Sturgis, gets muddied in detail and an annoying performance by a usually talented narrator. A young couple fakes an abduction that turns to murder. The story jumps back and forth through time and introduces a plethora of confusing characters. Normally, the Delaware stories are riveting and John Rubinstein is a joy to hear, but not this time. He's fine doing Alex and Milo, but everyone else is a caricature. A Jewish woman sounds stereotyped; the halting speech of a retarded man is painful. The book itself cries out for an abridgment. M.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2006

CS ISBN 073930979X $39.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 0739324780 $44.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 0739309803 $28.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2006

CS ISBN 1415927111 $54.00 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 141592712X $72.00 • Ten CDs

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