‘Guernsey’ in Audio

Curious how the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, a novel in the form of letters, would translate to audio, I asked AudioFile Editor & Founder (and EarlyWord contributor), Robin Whitten what she thought.

She likes it! A lot:

Guernsey succeeds brilliantly in audio from several aspects. The serial nature of letters lends itself to the unfolding story, and each letter writer is represented by a different narrator with clearly individual voices.

Books on Tape producer Kelly Gildea made smart choices–Susan Duerdin as Juliet Ashton, author and biographer; John Lee for Adam Dawsey, pig-farmer and devotee of Charles Lamb; Juliet Mills as Amelia Maugery, the motherly patroness; Rosalyn Landor cast as Isola, the herbalist and would-be Miss Marple, and as several of the other quirky island characters; Paul Boehmer reads the letters of Juliet’s editor Sidney, and her American suitor. I shouldn’t gush, but each voice/ character is perfect. 

For the the full AudioFile review, click here.

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  • Moscow Rules, Daniel Silva
  • Sail, James Patterson
  • The Monster of Florence, Douglas Preston
  • Tribute, Nora Roberts
  • Audio CD; 7 CDs, Unabridged, $80.00
  • Publisher: Random House Audio (Aug 5)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4159-5440-9

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