Candidly, some works of fiction--those in which tone, literary style, and sound matter--work very well (maybe better) as audiobooks. The protagonists of this audiobook are superbly portrayed by MacLeod Andrews and Julia Whelan. They are gifted mimics and switch off in this braided tale of loss, hopeless love, and social collapse. Both plumb the depths of the wounded brother and sister Bobby and Alicia Western, who are lost souls in this excursion into the dark, soul-depleting demimonde of Cormac McCarthy. Whelan and MacLeod put authentic voices to the dual protagonists' thoughts and conversations that make the characters materialize--those who are human, anyway. Some actors in this drama are comical figments of one character's imagination--glib vaudevillian creations of a schizophrenic mind. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9780739368787 $40.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780739368794 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593633588 $95.00
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