Even the flawless narration skills of Simon Vance can’t make the story of shallow, callous, self-absorbed Nicolas Duhamel, a French author, an enjoyable experience. Riding the wave of fame from his bestselling first novel, which is based on a family secret, Nicholas goes to a resort haven for the rich and spoiled, where he’s a perfect fit. Vance portrays each accent of the Italian, French and Russian characters to perfection and expertly captures the attitude of the privileged with a deliciously bored attitude. Even a late attempt to transform Nicholas into a hero fails to enliven the story. This book is not worthy of the talents of its narrator. A.C.P. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2014]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4272-3952-5 $39.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4272-3953-2 $23.99
Library Ed. Macmillan Audio 2014
DD ISBN 978-1-4272-4471-0 $49.99
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