"Disturbing" and "confusing" are the words that describe this listener's experience of this audiobook. Claire, a young British actress portrayed by Sally Scott, takes on a job to entrap straying husbands. Using this opportunity to build her acting skills, she switches on an American accent. The result is confusing for the listener as Claire moves from dialogue to thoughts, continually switching accents. At the core is a disturbing story of a serial killer who is acting out, in brutal, graphically described ways, Baudelaire's "Fleurs du Mal" poems. The story twists and turns, leaving the listener not knowing which characters are reliable and which are not, especially when the twists seem really unbelievable. Overall, this production is disappointing, considering its stellar cast of narrators. E.Q. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9780525633129 $40.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780525633136 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
CD ISBN 9780525633143 $40.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780525633150 $76.00
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