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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Timothy Dalton

Mystery & Suspense • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Timothy Dalton offers an excellent, fine-tuned narration of this first in a planned series of crime novels by Booker Prize winner John Banville, writing as Benjamin Black. The series will feature Garret Quirke, an alcoholic Dublin pathologist as quirky as his name. The dark, densely plotted novel focuses on illegal transatlantic trafficking in orphans by prominent Catholics who want to create a stockpile of future priests and nuns. Dalton differentiates his Dublin and Boston Irish accents beautifully. He’s also adept at creating believable personality studies of a wide range of characters, including women, the very young, and the old. His narration, which grabs the listener’s attention from the first, never flags. R.E.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]



Trade Ed. • Audio Renaissance • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0072-3 $39.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN $23.95


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4682-9 $79.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4759-8 $44.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7927-4791-8 $54.95

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