Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0743538153 $25.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0743554191 $14.95
Laural Merlington brings drama to Michaels's story of family relationships and tragic circumstances. Though Darby is devastated when her young husband, Russell, dies unexpectedly, she is surprised by her attraction to Ben, Russell's brother. Merlington's even, unhurried voice provides expert narration with carefully executed pauses even as she aptly switches to dialogue. Darby's aunts have wonderful Southern accents, and each voice is slightly different as Merlington makes use of pitch to distinguish between the various aunts and instill them with colorful personalities. Darby's soft, breathy voice resonates with intelligence and compassion as Ben's deep, sensual voice reveals his love for her. S.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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