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THE EMPTY FAMILY

by | Read by Terry Donnelly, Colm Tóibín, John Keating, Jeff Woodman, Alma Cuervo, Piter Marek, Tim Gerard Reynolds

Fiction • 8.50 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Tóibín has perfect pitch, and so do all the other narrators in this magnificent collection of stories. Each one brings a living voice—distinct and lonely—to the prose. Tóibín himself delivers the second, eponymous, story. Even the waves “were like people battling out there, full of consciousness and will and destiny and an abiding sense of their own beauty.” The author’s performance is outstanding but does not surpass those of strangers who also make love to his words. Subjects run the gamut—or gauntlet—between an affair so decorous that it is only acknowledged in the publication of poetry under a false name and an encounter during which one man eats another’s “lemony sperm . . . as if it were jam.” B.H.C. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2011]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CS ISBN 9781449847630 $61.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781449847647 $77.75 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-2364-3 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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