Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9780307713544 $50.00 Twenty Two CDs
DD ISBN 9780307713551 $32.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
CD ISBN 9780307713568 $50.00 Twenty Two CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The characters in Orringer’s latest introduce themselves so sincerely, so deliberately, that by the time the novel’s first few minutes tick by, the listener is already fully invested in their lives. Born into a close-knit Jewish family in Hungary, Andras departs for architecture school in Paris, where he meets people who change the course of his life. Unfortunately, all their lives are poised for drastic changes as WWII looms. Arthur Morey is masterful in his performance of this absorbing production. His voice is a velvet hammer: at once compassionate, gentle, forceful, and authoritative. His measured delivery of a beautifully written novel assuages some of the pain of watching these characters—seemingly real people—make lives for themselves under the growing shadow of Hitler’s influence. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2010]
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