cover image Married Lovers

Married Lovers

Jackie Collins, , read by the author and others. . Macmillan Audio, $29.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4272-0406-6

The prolific Collins's latest book details the lives of three Southern California couples and throws all of their dirty laundry into the street. Filled with the traditional Collins clichés, the story is far from original; however, the narration provided by Ilyana Kadushin, Jen Cohn, Greg Abbey and Collins herself, is actually quite strong. While Collins is clearly the odd one out here as her voice tends to carry a lofty, over the top, soap opera-esque tone, the rest of the cast deliver strong performances that bring a slight sense of realism to the story. Abbey in particular reads with a firm and confident voice in his understated performance, which helps to carry the story along. A St. Martin's hardcover . (June)