Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781427272812 $29.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781427272799 $17.99
After being reminded that the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona in 2013 killed 19 firefighters, listeners follow the story of the fire, the deaths, and the aftermath. The author narrates a heartfelt introduction and afterword. Ari Fliakos's reading of the text is subdued and serious, as befits the material. Good pacing and well-placed inflection keep the forward momentum, and his serious tone, devoid of drama, adds to the sense of foreboding as the events unfold. He alters his voice slightly for quotes from women and children, but otherwise maintains a neutral observer's tone. Overall, Fliakos's delivery is reminiscent of a reporter's eyewitness account: well pitched to the text, unadorned, absorbing, and effective. W.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]
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