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BAREFOOT

by | Read by Katie Hale

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Abridged • © 2008

When Vicki and her children join her sister, Brenda, and Vicki's best friend, Melanie, on a vacation in Nantucket, each woman brings a disturbing secret. Narrator Katie Hale's gentle voice lends itself well to expressing the trauma of Vicki's recent lung cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatments. And Hale is especially believable in characterizing Brenda, who is struggling to come to terms with her recent loss of tenure because of an affair with a student. Melanie is also on an emotional roller coaster, which Hale portrays energetically. She's had a successful in-vitro procedure and is delighted--only to learn that her husband is having an affair. Secondary characters Josh, a student hired to mind Vicky's children, and his girlfriend, Didi, a cunning manipulator, are also given true-to-life performances. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-60024-234-2 $19.98 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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