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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Peter Francis James

Fiction • 15.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Peter Francis James’s melodious baritone is beautifully suited to this fine collection of short stories by Edward P. Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his earlier novel, THE KNOWN WORLD. The stories are predominantly about Southerners moving North to Washington, D.C., in the early and mid-twentieth century; although set relatively recently, they are replete with passages that seem as if they should begin “once upon a time.” Accordingly, James speaks with a warmth and rhythm that invite listeners to settle back and listen. His pacing, particularly his use of telling pauses, is adept. And he shades characters with just enough personality to color the already-vivid scenes. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 978-0-06-085290-0 $44.95 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-06-113460-9 $32.95


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006

CS ISBN $89.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN $110.95 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $69.95 • Two MP3-CDs

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