Library Ed. Recorded Books 2000
CS ISBN 978-0-7887-4499-0 $123.75 Eighteen cassettes
DD ISBN 978-1-4906-4865-1 $109.00
Jane Smiley's insightful and good-humored novel about horseracing is heavily populated. Grooms, trainers, owners, gamblers--they're all warmly portrayed here, some honorable, some scoundrels, some two-legged, some four. Toren distinguishes all these characters, some of them with convincing foreign accents. What's more, she is one of the rare readers who manages to make a conversation sound like a conversation. Her characters actually seem to be listening to one another and reacting to the content of what is said. It takes a special brand of imagination and concentration to pull off such a feat. In this audiobook, so sly and clever, Toren's skill beautifully mirrors Smiley's rich portrayal of the denizens of the track. M.O. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.