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by | Read by Emilia Fox

Fiction • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Through masterful manipulation of pace and volume, narrator Emilia Fox heightens the drama of this story about Kate and Zoe, British bike racers facing their last Olympic Games. Fox's voice gives listeners a sense of the women's competitive spirit and physical pain as, strapped to their bikes, they speed around the steep banks of the velodrome, pushing themselves just to the point of passing out. After their decades of training together, Kate and Zoe's lives are as entangled out of the arena as in, adding dimension to the novel. Although Fox lowers her pitch for the male voices, she is not at her best rendering their Australian and Scots accents. Also, the use of sound effects to signal several phone conversations is unnecessary and distracting. Happily, Fox’s portrayal of the two protagonists shines. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9781442348981 $34.99 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 9781442348998 $23.95

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CD ISBN 9781464013119 $123.75 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781470318550 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781464047350 $109.00

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