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by Nina Raine | Read by Barry Creyton, Thomas DellaMonica, Russell Harvard, Cerris Morgan-Moyer, Susan Pourfar, Mare Winningham

What could be more appropriate for audiobook listeners than a story focused on the ability to hear? A deaf man who was brought up in a dysfunctional hearing family falls in love with a hearing woman raised by deaf parents. They discover that she's slowly losing her hearing and will soon be deaf herself. Narrators Russell Harvard and Susan Pourfar reprise their stage roles in Raine's taut and often comic play. The work examines the difficult choices that the deaf must sometimes make between the world of sound and the world of silence. Harvard, who was born into a third-generation deaf family, brings poignancy, honesty, and depth to the proceedings. Fine contemporary theater. B.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine