cover image Good People

Good People

Marcus Sakey, , read by Joyce Bean and Dan John Miller. . Brilliance Audio, $32.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4233-6688-1

Crime writer Sakey’s latest is a lackluster and stereotypical attempt that has a young married couple putting their lives on the line for the chance to have a baby. Of course, the decision doesn’t come cheap, and soon enough they come across a couple of meanies who will do anything to get revenge. Joyce Bean and Dan John Miller’s dual narration is more inspired than the writing, yet the recording quality seems downright amateurish. Miller’s muffled reading sounds as if he’s speaking through a paper-thin wall. However, he is a terrific character actor and brings his talents to every male character that pops up along the way. Bean is a seasoned professional, packing a lot of punch in her simple and straightforward delivery. A Dutton hardcover (Reviews, June 16). (Sept.)