Through the character of Baroness Ida Jack Troutbeck, the author takes unabashed and politically incorrect aim at conceptual art—with hilarious results. English narrator Wanda McCaddon skillfully delivers dramatic accents, Russian, Albanian, and even a commendable American accent. She best conveys Jack's infectious laughter. Soon after publicly skewering conceptual art, some of its prominent artists disappear, seemingly having been kidnapped. Then Jack disappears, as well. As she awaits rescue, Jack keeps her spirits up by reciting poetry, Shakespeare, and even nursery rhymes—all of which McCaddon delivers with perfection. The conclusion guarantees that listeners will never view modern art in the same way again. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2012]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781470810160 $29.95 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470810177 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470810184 multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781470810153 $76.00 Six CDs
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