Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-4264-0 $39.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CD ISBN $81.00 Ten CDs
Be prepared to laugh and groan out loud as you listen to the machinations of retired Englishman George Hall and his family. In his previous novel, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Haddon managed to make autism fascinating, funny, and heartwarming. Now he takes on today’s family and produces a comic tale of love, need, and misunderstanding. Simon Vance inhabits everyone with class--as well as character-revealing accents and terrific, clear pacing. He gives us ponderously serious George; gay son, Jamie, and his leather-jacketed lover--yes, Vance lets us hear the leather; confused daughter, Katie, and her--horrors!--working-class fiancé. This is an audiobook to savor. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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