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by | Read by Eric Conger

Mystery & Suspense • 10.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Suspending disbelief is easy with Michael Gruber's thoroughly engrossing novel. Artist Chaz Wilmot has never lived up to his potential. He wastes his great talent doing commercial hackwork to survive. After agreeing to participate in a drug study investigating the source of creativity, Wilmot's reality suffers a seismic shift. Eric Conger gives voice to Wilmot as he slips between his life in the 21st century and his life as the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. Is Wilmot/Velázquez painting the soon-to-be priceless nude, or is he hallucinating as he commits forgery? Conger's performance highlights Wilmot's anguish, disorientation, and uncertainty. VENUS will appeal to listeners who enjoy a little art history, a little mystery, a literate and entertaining bit of imagination, and a smart narration. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-06-145304-5 $39.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 9781428196711 $72.75 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781428196735 $102.75 • Nine CDs

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