cover image Betrayal


Danielle Steel, read by Renee Raudman. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9 hrs., $38.99 ISBN 978-1-4233-8840-1

Top Hollywood director Tallie Jones is in the middle of making her next blockbuster with her significant other, producer Hunter Lloyd%E2%80%94and with the indispensable aid of her personal assistant, Brigitte Parker, everything seems to be going well. But an unexpected audit shows that Tallie is missing thousands of dollars, and an investigation opens doors to deceptions and betrayals she never dreamed possible. In this audio edition narrator Renee Raudman provides compelling narration and bestows each character with something extra, adding to their depth and enhancing the prose. Raudman's portrayals are broad and distinct, and listeners will have no trouble distinguishing between the characters. If the story itself is somewhat predictable or repetitive, Raudman's reading proves a satisfying listen%E2%80%94and one that Steel's fans will surely appreciate. A Delacorte hardcover. (Mar.)