Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9780553398076 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780553397970 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2014
CD ISBN 9780553545586 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780553397987 $76.00
In this haunting production, 80 percent of the world's population has been wiped out by a global pandemic. But that still leaves plenty of surviving characters to be brought to life by the versatile Kirsten Potter. The story could be confusing as it continually shifts between scenes before and after the outbreak of the devastating Georgia flu. Principal characters are fading actor Arthur Leander and those whose lives he has touched, for better or worse. Potter ensures that listeners keep the time frames straight and skillfully uses pacing and tone to differentiate the many personalities. She's a riveting guide, equally adept at voicing women and men, young and old. Thanks to author and narrator, this production succeeds at being both bleak and yet hopeful. D.E.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2014]
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