In the Lake of the Woods

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN1533
Released: Apr 03, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455851577
Narrator/s: L.J. Ganser
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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"A relentless work full of white heat and dark possibility." - BOSTON GLOBE When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade - a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate - retreats with his wife, Kathy, to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival,Kathy mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness. As a search is begun, several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface in this unforgettable story about the vagaries of memory, love, and deception. "A gut-punch of a novel . . . O'Brien turns the thriller form inside out."-SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER "A memorable mystery story charged with haunting ambiguity . . . If any American novelist is creating more beautifully written, emotionally harrowing tales than Tim O'Brien, I don't know who it could be." - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY "Serious, gracefully written, and at the same time, as gripping as a thriller."-WALL STREET JOURNAL

Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Genre: Sci Fi

All formats/editions

Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Product Number EB00031036
Released: Sep 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780547527048

Professional reviews

"A book punctuated with footnotes, interview snippets, and sprinklings of "evidence" may not seem at first like a good audio candidate. However, L.J. Ganser's rendition of this novel doesn't attempt to evade its complexity. When John Wade's political life implodes after the revelation of his role in Vietnam War atrocities, he and his wife seek solitude in the woods. Kathy's subsequent disappearance provides the backdrop for a thorough examination of Wade's life--from his early longing for his father's love to his obsession with Kathy, from magic tricks to massacres. Ganser seldom misses a beat, even with frequent refrains and unusual authorial choices. The novel raises more questions than it answers, but the questions are good ones. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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