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The Resource The sleepwalker [sound recording]/, Chris Bohjalian

The sleepwalker [sound recording]/, Chris Bohjalian

Label
The sleepwalker [sound recording]/
Title
The sleepwalker [sound recording]/
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River Bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin
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Review
  • Cady McClain narrates the lion's share of Chris Bohjalian's mystery about a missing woman with a history of somnambulation. McClain may have intended a dramatic effect with her approach, but the stiltedness of her frequent and questionably placed pauses gives her reading a mechanical sound. This awkwardness pulls listeners out of the story, which at times is a relief as the book itself seems overly researched. Grace Experience voices the unknown narrator in the short sections that separate the chapters. Experience's reading, while short, works to build some suspense in the audio. The plot's premise is engaging, but the excessive detail and meandering pace combined with the mechanical narration make this audiobook a struggle to finish. J.F. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
  • Annalee Ahlberg is missing, but given her history of sleepwalking, her loved ones hold fast to the possibility of her return. While the investigation remains ongoing, the family adheres to some semblance of normalcy: husband Warren retreats to his work as a professor, 21-year-old daughter Lianna delays her final year at Amherst and assumes a caretaker role at home, and 12-year-old Paige continues to excel in her various school sports. When Det. Gavin Rikert reveals that he not only knew Annalee but that the two had shared something akin to a sleepwalking support group à deux, Lianna's determination to know what happened grows into a relentless quest for answers. With easy assurance, Cady McClain voices this novel, moving convincingly among ages and genders. Her narration is intermittently interrupted by Grace Experience (Bohjalian's daughter), who reads in short bursts. Unfortunately, her youthful, uniquely cadenced recitation feels miscast here as the identities of the interludes' narrators become clear. VERDICT Despite potential flaws in the aural incarnation, libraries will still want to meet the demand of Bohjalian's vast fan base clamoring for his latest. ["Will captivate readers who crave an edge-of-your-seat page-turner": LJ 12/16 review of the Doubleday hc.]—Terry Hong, Smithsonian BookDragon, Washington, DC --Terry Hong (Reviewed 04/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 07, p50)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550254
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohjalian, Chris
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3552.O495
LC item number
S59 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cady McClain and Grace Experience
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McClain, Cady
  • Blewer, Grace
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleepwalking
  • Missing persons
  • Man-woman relationships
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The sleepwalker [sound recording]/, Chris Bohjalian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524754891
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780553399639
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA 4665
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)950444199
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The sleepwalker [sound recording]/, Chris Bohjalian
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524754891
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780553399639
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA 4665
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)950444199
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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