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by | Read by Paul Hecht

Fiction • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Elizabeth Hay's LATE NIGHTS ON AIR, based on her experience working for CBC Radio in Canada's far north, is a novel animated by its characters rather than its plot. Such a work of fiction asks a lot from its narrator, and Paul Hecht succeeds well in giving individual voices to the motley cast. His dry delivery is particularly well suited to Harry, the burned-out journalist, though he's less successful as Harry's love interest, the beguiling Dido Paris. (Admittedly, she would be a challenge for any narrator, given that she has a Dutch-accented voice that Hay describes as "like a tarnished silver spoon.") Despite Hecht's skills in characterization, however, his languid narration serves to further decelerate the slow pace of the novel. D.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 9781436164313 $92.75 • NIne cassettes

CD ISBN 9781436160070 $102.75 • NIne CDs

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