This audiobook is a dramatic dissection of one woman's psyche. Through richly detailed lyrical prose, listeners enter the mind of Mara, who is helpless and hapless, and living insecurely in a coastal town. Narrator Amy Rutherford manages to make this wounded heroine believable. The author has an intuitive feel for the refinement and subtlety of language. Listeners are not surprised when Mara's affair with her boss in a wine shop ends precipitously. There is something about Rutherford's voice that alerts listeners to Mara's continual failure to sustain what is generally regarded as a good life. There are memorable depictions in this production, such as the smooth, self-satisfied voice of the wine shop owner's wife. This is a language lover's audiobook. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2022
CD ISBN 9781705036006 $53.75 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798200695881 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781705036044 multiple sources
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