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by | Read by John Lee

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

A British town is dying from years of industrial pollution by the factory that once provided the economic lifeblood for the community. John Burnside's novel uses the dying town as a backdrop for an insidious mystery involving the ritualized murder of young boys. Narrator John Lee expertly translates the story of the dreary, doomed village to the spoken word. His Scottish accent only adds to the foreignness of the world that Burnside paints. With Lee’s mesmerizing delivery the story slips from one character to another as easily as it slides from the past to the present. This is a book you won't be able to turn off as you search for the thread that connects the mystery. M.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781433264085 $24.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433264054 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433264061 $70.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433264092 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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