North Kingstown, RI : AudioGO, p2011.
7 sound discs (7 hr., 51 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Bronson Pinchot.
Culling the vastness of experience -- from its bizarre fringes and breathtaking pinnacles to the desperately below average -- like an expert curator, Jim Shepard populates this collection with characters at once wildly diverse and wholly fascinating. A "black world" operative can't tell his wife a word about his daily activities, but doesn't resist sharing her confidences. A young Alpine researcher is smitten by the girlfriend of his dead brother, killed in an avalanche he believes he caused. An unlucky farm boy becomes the manservant of a French nobleman who's as proud of having served with Joan of Arc as he's aroused by slaughtering children. A free spirit tracks an ancient Shia sect, becoming the first Western woman to travel the Arabian Deserts. From the inventor of the Godzilla epics to a miserable G.I. in New Guinea, each is complicit in his or her downfall and comes to learn that, in love, knowing better is never enough.--Container.
Minotaur -- Track of the assassins -- In cretaceous seas -- Netherlands lives with water -- Happy with crocodiles -- Your fate hurtles down at you -- Low-hanging fruit -- Gojira, king of the monsters -- Boys Town -- Classical scenes of farewell -- Poland is watching.
SLD 2184 Sound Library