Retail pak Random House Audio 1998
CS ISBN 0375402047 $12.95 One cassettes
In this selection from the Sounds Like Murder series, Otto Penzler shows his keen ear for what makes a good audio mystery: a strong story line with few digressions to secondary plots. The action moves briskly but smoothly, so listeners can't get confused or need to rewind. And perhaps the most satisfying aspect--the story has a strong sense of completeness while also being concise. Narrator Culp seems to sense these attributes and reinforces them with his performance. The characters are nicely drawn, playing to idiosyncrasies just enough to enliven the tale. Even fans who think they "know" the work of the author or narrator will be pleasantly surprised with the freshness of this presentation. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 98]
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