The Listener

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: C5299
Released: Feb 24, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440767739
Narrator/s: Jefferson Mays
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Critically acclaimed author Shira Nayman has been praised by School Library Journal for her "breathtaking storytelling" and her ability to write with "stunning clarity." Nayman's debut novel, The Listener is a tale of madness and passion set in a psychiatric hospital just after the end of WWII.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Shira Nayman
Narrator(s): Jefferson Mays
Product Number Z2195
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456113025
Author(s): Shira Nayman
Product Number EB00571276
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439188590

Professional reviews

"Set in a Long Island psychiatric hospital after WWII, this story has all the elements of a gothic thriller: an opium-smoking psychiatrist, a mysterious patient obsessed with a war-criminal brother, unethical German scientists, and an alluring night nurse with an erotic secret. Yet something holds the production back. It's not clear whether it's Nayman's overuse of sensual, and occasionally flowery, language or Jefferson Mays's tone, which seesaws between that of "Masterpiece Theater" and that of "Dark Shadows." It's an enjoyable, sometimes campy, story. But this may be one of those books that's more enjoyable to hold in your hands than to plug into your ears on a stormy night. R.W.S. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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