Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1997
CS ISBN $49.95 Seven cassettes
What a privilege to discover an older book that turns out to be better than most contemporary fiction. We can thank Blackstone for this pleasure as we follow the Howland family over three eventful generations in the deep South. Given the quality of the writing, it’s not surprising that the book won the Pulitzer in 1965. In an equally distinguished audio version, Anna Fields’s dramatic reading brings each of the Howlands vividly to life. Since reproducing Southern accents often trips up even the most accomplished narrator, it’s gratifying to hear a Southern voice that is totally convincing. J.C. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 97]
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