Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 1999
CS ISBN 079272318X $69.95 Eight cassettes
He is the unprepossessing village postal clerk and church organist. She is the mother and caretaker of a full-grown retarded son. They have known each other since childhood, but now in his early 50's he realizes he loves her. This gentle, bucolic and touching love story can be forgiven its flimsiness and saccharine romanticism, at least as read by Britisher David Rintoul, whose vigor, intelligence and memorable characterizations elevate what we cynics would deplore on the printed page. He has done the homework that prepares him to play the moments of individual scenes while pacing their emotive force to keep on trajectory of the overall plot. His considerable charm engages us immediately and even helps us forgive the indifferent sound quality of this production. Y.R. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 00]
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