This audiobook, narrated by the author and 11 others, offers a cornucopia of Boyle’s vivid imaginings. Among the many short fictions worth listening to and cogitating on, the dark fantasy “Hyena,” set in France, is delivered memorably by David de Vries, whose deliberate pace suits this horrific tale. “The Apartment,” with its sustained irony, is given just the right tone and style by the masterful Brit Derek Perkins. A more contemporary and haunting story, “The Thirteenth Day,” is narrated with thoughtful restraint and intelligence by Stephen Mendel. His cadence and tone suit the situation—a couple find themselves in Covid-19’s first days quarantined on a luxury liner off the coast of Japan. The anguished suspense is ably captured. Boyle’s poignant stories create a satisfying listening experience. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780063052901 $27.99
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