4 engaging audiobooks for busy readers
A love story disguised as a courtroom drama. A mystery in which World War II is a major character. An ingenious send-up of Manhattan's elite literary society. And a thought-provoking road trip. All four are strong stories and all make for engaging audio books. Happy listening!
1. 'Sandrineâ€™s Case,' by Thomas H. Cook
Read by Brian Holsopple
8 CDs, 10 hours
Bravo to Cook for giving us a story that slowly grows with intensity and depth as we discover what Sandrine did to and for her husband Samuel, a self-involved professor. We begin with a trial, where it is clear that Sandrine died of an overdose of Demerol and booze. The prosecutor is making a decent case against her husband, claiming he murdered her and set up the crime scene. You wonâ€™t be able to stop yourself from smiling, or gasping, when it becomes clear how her death actually came to pass in this insightful, cleverly nonlinear novel. Holsopple has a deep, slightly gravelly voice, delivers believable changes for minor characters, and uses just enough emotion to underscore but never overpower the story.
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