April in Spain by John Banville, Read by John Lee
A Stylish Performance of an Elegant Mystery
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Narrator John Lee delivers a well-constructed, ably paced, and stylish performance of John Banville’s elegantly written mystery, April in Spain. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Lee’s Irish intonations that help bring the characters to life. Lee’s portrayal of the garrulous pathologist, Quirke, sets the tone. Quirke and his Austrian wife are vacationing in San Sebastian, Spain, when he sees a woman named April—long thought to be murdered years ago.
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