Award-winning Irish actor Brid Brennan employs her melodic contralto to fine effect in her excellent narration of Louise Kennedy's debut short story collection. Uncompromising and often dark, with flashes of humor, the stories explore the lives of women in Ireland--addressing issues of identity, poverty, marriage, and sexuality. Brennan won an Earphones Award for her performance of Kennedy's debut novel, TRESPASSES, and she understands the author's mix of visceral and understated. Without building many voices, Brennan gives characters just enough individuality for listeners to feel in their conversation hope, intimidation, happiness, or pain. When necessary, she adds a hint of emotional distance to her naturally warm voice--a kindness that helps listeners through the moments of grief in this memorable collection. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593789063 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2024
DD ISBN 978-0-593-78907-0 $66.50
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