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by | Read by Lindsay Crouse

Fiction • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1997

This story of a family with long-held animosities ends with a satisfying resolution. Until the very end, however, the plot and characters are contrived and dull. Nor does Lindsay Crouse's narration add any life to the book. Every phrase or sentence ends with her voice dropping suddenly into flatness. There's almost no attempt to distinguish among characters' voices, and at times the listener is unsure of who is speaking. Musical additions are inappropriate and jarring to the ear, as well. Another rendition might improve the listener's enjoyment of this novel, but it's doubtful, since the material seems as problematic as the production itself. J.J.F. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 00]

Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1997

CS ISBN 0553478958 $24.95 • Four cassettes

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Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1997

CS ISBN 0553478958 $24.95 • Four cassettes

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