The evocative atmosphere of this mystery is greatly enhanced by narrators Andi Arndt and Emily Woo Zeller. The story takes place in Kentucky, moving between Annie Holleran's story, set in 1952, and her mother Sarah's, set in 1936. Arndt and Zeller portray Annie as a mature young adult whose family is flawed--even creepy. They give Sarah's voice a soft Southern accent. The characters are often moody, but the author's subtle humor is also reflected in the performance. Part of the story features the Hollerans' switch from growing tobacco to growing lavender, and descriptions of that lovely scent adds much to the novel. The narrators' deceptively simple reading imparts realism to a complex and strange story. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504601887 $34.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-0185-6 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504601863 $100.00 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504601870 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504601825 multiple sources
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