William Dufris delivers de Castrique's historical novel about disabled veteran Sam Blackman's struggle to solve a ninety-year-old cold case, as well as the recent murder of a fellow amputee. Blackman is a likable hero, and the various characters supporting him are well drawn and intriguing. In a strong, deeply resonant voice Dufris nimbly shifts gears, allowing listeners to easily follow the two plot lines and realistic dialogue. Veteran narrator that he is, Dufris makes each quirky character instantly recognizable and crafts Blackman's voice with attentive detail. High adventure, including lost treasure, and historical detail about Asheville, North Carolina, and residents Thomas Wolfe and the Biltmore family, all combine to keep listeners engaged. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
Library Ed. Blackstone Audiobooks 2008
CS ISBN 978-1-4332-3518-4 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-43323519-1 $60.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433235221 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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