Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 1999
CS ISBN 0671738593 $25.00 Four cassettes
Ned Dunstan has had blackouts, seizures, and visions of a brutal murder on every one of his 36 birthdays. Right before his 37th, he returns to his hometown of Edgerton, Illinois, where, in a creepy investigation, he finally learns why. Keith Szarabajka dives into the complex plot surrounding Ned's heritage, including insanity, violence, and the deep love of a family for its "underblessed" members. He shifts from terror to amusement effortlessly, as Ned searches for his deranged and murderous father, while visiting eccentric aunts. Szarabajka's vocalizations of Ned and his father, as each tells his own story, present totally different voices and speech patterns. Saxophone interludes underline, introduce, and conclude chapters with chilling propriety. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 01]
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