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THE MANSION OF HAPPINESS A History of Life and Death

by | Read by Coleen Marlo

Contemporary Culture • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Jill Lapore has written an engaging and enlightening book on historical American attitudes toward life and death, and it deserves attention. Lapore, a regular NEW YORKER contributor, writes for the educated general reader. But perhaps her producers felt her subject needed some enlivening. Coleen Marlo is a skilled performer, but she infuses every phrase with expression—here a roll of the “r,” there a breathy Jackie Onassis whisper. She’s an electric keyboard to Lapore’s acoustical guitar. Her rendering is serviceable, and after a time one grows accustomed to its unrelenting expressiveness. But for this title, the recommendation is for the written text. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2012]

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Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-8273-1 $29.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455882755 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781455882748 $14.99

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio •

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-8276-2 $69.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781455882779 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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