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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Fiction • 19.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Kallos's second novel is rife with opportunities for the audio narrator, and Tavia Gilbert takes full advantage. There's the persona of MS-ridden Hope, who disappeared in a Nebraska tornado years ago but whose diary entries punctuate the story. Her three children develop into a womanizing TV weatherman, a compulsive art professor, and a young woman who does odd jobs and is dying to have a baby. They become distinct personalities, thanks to Gilbert's expert characterizations. Then there's the small, mostly Welsh, town with a personality of its own. In clear and impeccable diction, Gilbert recounts kiddie beauty pageants, fancy egg festivals, and week-long funerals. Getting into this may take a bit, but Gilbert will hook listeners. And she gets to sing in Welsh! J.B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781-4332-0337-4 $29.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433203381 $29.95 • Sixteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781-4332-0335-0 $65.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433203367 $90.00 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433203398 $29.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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