The Plague of Doves

Louise Erdrich, Author, Kathleen McInerney, Performed by, Peter Francis James, Performed by , read by Kathleen McInerney and Peter Francis James. HarperAudio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-155604-3

The dazzling performance of Kathleen McInerney and Peter Francis James creates the sense of a full-cast audio with voices ranging from childhood to the aged with everything in between. With the rhythms of a charming entertainer, Mooshum, a family patriarch, spins tall tales from the days of magical happenings and sad realities. Billy, half-visionary and half-lunatic, is performed as both spellbinding and dangerous. As Antoine Brazil Coutts, James sounds judicious, fair and hesitant at revealing too much. McInerney covers a range of women: Marm, Billy's wife, has an emotionless voice, like one who has to preserve every drop of energy for pending disasters; and Evalina's light lilt with a faint Native American intonation is perfect. Despite the epic cast, the narrators never leave the listener confused. Passages of fiddle music are a lovely addition. This audio is a model recording of one of America's best novelists. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 14). (May)

Reviewed on: 06/30/2008
Release date: 06/01/2008
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 504 pages - 978-89-546-1139-8
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4561-0504-4
Paperback - 486 pages - 978-0-06-156275-4
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-173658-2
Hardcover - 320 pages - 978-0-06-051512-6
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 352 pages - 978-0-06-164769-7
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-163253-2
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-164770-3
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-163252-5
Paperback - 978-0-00-727076-7
Open Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-06-164766-6
Paperback - 313 pages - 978-0-06-051513-3
Compact Disc - 978-0-06-178024-0
Paperback - 313 pages - 978-0-06-227773-2
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.