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BLACKBIRD HOUSE

by | Read by John Lee, Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate, Paul Michael Garcia, Bernadette Dunne, Tavia Gilbert, Cassandra Campbell, Hillary Huber, Laura Hicks, Kate Reading, Carrington MacDuffie, Kirsten Potter

Fiction • 5.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

This full-cast recording is the perfect production for Alice Hoffman’s linked stories of life on a two-hundred-year-old Cape Cod farm. The stories farthest removed from us in time are the most magical in genre, though in almost all, blood red pears, red shoes, and/or a white blackbird make an appearance. Hoffman leans heavily on repetition of these tropes and on certain emotionally freighted words like joy and sorrow; how effective you find this will depend more on your taste for magical realism than on the performances here, all but one of which are excellent. Just one voice in the series overemphasizes the already plenty emphatic mystical/magical tone. Hoffman fans should be delighted. B.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2014]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483021119 $34.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-2108-9 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483021096 $76.00 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483021102 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483021065 multiple sources

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