cover image The Summer We Read Gatsby

The Summer We Read Gatsby

Danielle Ganek, read by Justine Eyre, Tantor Media, unabridged, seven CDs, 9 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1564-8

Ganek’s wispy story unfolds a tad too slowly for the audio medium; listeners may find their attention wandering as they wait for the slim plot about two sisters, an old house, and a missing painting to pick up the pace. But Justine Eyre’s delightful narration provides ample reason to tune in: she switches back and forth from practical Cassie to melodramatic Peck, from proper Englishman Hamilton to Scottish-burred Scotty, all with authentic voices, without missing a beat. Her lively performance injects much needed energy into the proceedings and makes this audiobook an enjoyable listen. A Viking hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 12). (June)