Behind the Mic: On Westwind by Ian Rankin, Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss an Early "Lost" Novel by Ian Rankin
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Fear and mistrust are pervasive in an alternative Europe at the end of the 1980s. AudioFile’s Robin Whitten tells host Jo Reed about how this listen makes for a great escape into the past while still maintaining enough of a parallel to today to engage listeners. Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt brings the wide cast of characters alive and builds the tension as the plot develops. His voicings of key protagonists are strong and packed full of individuality, making for a thrilling and fun presentation of an early novel that at one time author Ian Rankin wanted to disown.
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