Julian Rhind-Tutt performs this ghost story in a style that suits this audio-only production. Set in 1905 on the desolate island of Dorn, off the Cornwall coast, the novel features mostly British characters. The sole exception is American professor William James. The choice to portray James in a flat tone seems inaccurate for the upper-crust man he was. That said, Rhind-Tutt narrates all the Brits well and gives atmosphere to the ghost story. Writer Erik Larson clearly has fun with his first foray into fiction and pays attention to the science of the day, particularly with respect to a character who is an engineer with expertise in radio waves. This suspenseful, engrossing audiobook is packed with surprises, even a romantic twist. A.D.M. 2022 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9780593557945 $30.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780593459102 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593459119 $66.50
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