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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by C.J. Critt, Frank Muller

Literary Fiction • 17.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1994

C.J. Critt and Frank Muller, two outstanding readers, share the spotlight in this rare story of Wisconsin dairy farmers. A bizarre interpretation of events tears their life apart when police arrest Alice Goodwin. Frank Muller reads a portion of the story from the perspective of Howard, Alice’s steady, compassionate husband. Muller conveys Howard’s confusion as he abandons farming to care for their girls and help free Alice. Critt, as Alice, narrates most of the text, conveying her evolving peace amid confusion. Critt has a gift for vocal distinction, which is critical during Alice’s trial. As attorneys and witnesses spar, characters jailed with Alice carry on a dialogue in her mind, guiding her with their street-smart ways. Both Critt and Muller pace the story slowly, drawing out the drama with long pauses. They carry the listener through the Goodwins’s anguish to the beginning of healing. Though long, every minute of this audiobook is unforgettable. D.W.K. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 96]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 1994

CS ISBN 978-0-7887-0195-5 $113.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7887-4481-5 $123.75 • Fifteen CDs

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