Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-8463-2161-0 $67.75 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-6664-6 $92.75 Eight CDs
DD ISBN $33.98
London's upscale Arlington Park provides the setting for this story of several women living lives of quiet desperation. Coping with misbehaving children, clueless husbands, and unfulfilled personal expectations, they struggle with feelings of depression, hypocrisy, and loss for what might have been had they made different choices. Jilly Bond's excellent performance captures the brittle, despairing quality of characters nearing the breaking point. Creating a mood of glass ready to shatter, her crystal clear, expressive voice conveys a sense of unbearable tension. The listener experiences the strain of characters coping with situations that overwhelm and exhaust them. This exceptional performance will resonate for a long time and underscores the idea that things not always what they seem in privileged enclaves like Arlington Park. M.H.N. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
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