Natural Born Charmer

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Author, Anna Fields, Performed by , read by Anna Fields. Harper Audio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-122719-6

Veteran narrator Anna Fields (whose real name was Kate Fleming) died recently, and this audiobook—one of her final performances—shows just what a loss her passing is to the industry. This quirky romance full of eccentric, colorful characters is a perfect showcase for her talent. She creates distinctive, believable voices that bring the characters to life: the slow, deep drawl of football star Dean Robillard and the feisty, sarcastic tone of Blue Bailey, the down-on-her-luck wanderer he picks up on the road. There’s also the timid, innocent, anxious-to-please quaver of 11-year-old Riley, whose irresponsible rock star dad also fathered Dean, and the crotchety, elderly, Brooklyn-tinged voice of Nina, the mean-spirited old woman who owns the small town they all end up in. Field’s wonderful performance elevates the material and makes this romance even more entertaining on audio than it is in print. Simultaneous release with the Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 6). (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 04/30/2007
Release date: 02/01/2007
Genre: Audio
Compact Disc - 978-1-4159-3747-1
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 400 pages - 978-0-06-128507-3
Ebook - 400 pages - 978-0-06-128516-5
Open Ebook - 400 pages - 978-0-06-128504-2
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-126242-5
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Ebook - 400 pages - 978-0-06-179531-2
Hardcover - 394 pages - 978-0-06-073457-2
Paperback - 584 pages - 978-0-06-123305-0
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