cover image The 19th Wife

The 19th Wife

David Ebershoff, , read by a full cast. . Random House Audio, $49.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7393-7453-5

This sweeping epic is a compelling and original work set in 1875, when one woman attempts to rid America of polygamy. Ebershoff intertwines his tale with that of a 20th-century murder mystery in Utah, allowing the two stories to twist and turn into a marvelous literary experience. With such a sprawling tale to relate, a few narrators (Kimberly Farr, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey and Daniel Passer) divide up the roles and deliver a solid, professional reading, true to Ebershoff’s prose. A Random House hardcover (Reviews, June 23). (Sept.)