This is a big audiobook, produced in a big way. Seventeen narrators read short stories by 21 authors. In an undertaking of this size, it's not surprising that the final product is a bit uneven. The narrators range from outstandingly suited to their particular tale to curiously mismatched with their story. On the standout side of things, actors Gwendoline Christie, Conleth Hill, and Ian Glenn could all have second careers as narrators, while familiar voices Scott Brick and Julia Whelan give their usual excellent performances. If listeners are willing to skip around to discover the combinations of story and narrator that appeal to them, there are hours of enjoyment to be had here. G.D. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2014
DD ISBN 9780553398731 $27.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2014
DD ISBN 9780553398748 $95.00
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