Friday, May 04, 2007

Ottawa Citizen review calls Mavis Gallant audiobook "sheer perfection"

Recent review in the Ottawa Citizen of Montreal Stories by Mavis Gallant, unabridged audio edition narrated by Margot Dionne:

Polar opposites but still two literary delights

Janice Kennedy, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Sunday, April 29, 2007
(Excerpt from a longer column:)

Montreal Stories by Gallant, the Montreal-born writer who has lived most of her life in Paris, is sheer perfection. The audiobook (Rattling Books, 11 hours unabridged collection/MP3 CD, $29.95) recently won an Earphones Award from the U.S. magazine AudioFile, and it is easy to understand why. Gallant's brilliant stories (of grim relationships and the Montreal of her 1930s and '40s youth) in the rich, modulated narration of actor Margot Dionne stay with you long after the recording has finished. (Note: Rattling audiobooks are most easily located and purchased through their website,