cover image Winners


Danielle Steele, read by Dan John Miller. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9 hrs., $38.99 ISBN 978-1-4233-8880-7

Just as the title suggests, the prolific Steele’s latest effort is all about victory in the face of adversity. Relating the troubles of six people—including a neurosurgeon, a psychologist, and an aspiring ski champion—attempting to overcome their own, unique battles, this novel is a weighty challenge for even the most seasoned of performers. Luckily, Miller delves deep into his vocal bag of tricks to deliver a stand-out performance that features a host of fully realized characters. Miller’s subtle shifts in tone give his character interpretations nuance and believability. His reading is well paced and lively, making this audio edition even more enjoyable than the print edition. A Delacorte hardcover. (Oct.)