Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CS ISBN 9781415940457 $120.00 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781415939703 $120.00 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN $31.50
THE AMBER ROOM is further proof that a great reader can improve the most pedestrian book. Steve Berry's latest novel focuses on the search for the eponymous room, which was supposedly hidden by the Germans in 1944. When Rachel Cutler's father dies, she suspects foul play, and the hunt begins, featuring clichéd personalities and slimy characters who kill almost everyone. With Scott Brick bringing life to characters ranging from wealthy Nazis to self-absorbed lawyers, the novel becomes a thriller that works well in audio. Brick reads with verve and a wry style that propels every moment of the book toward its exciting and improbable finish. Although not a gem, this is worth a listen. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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