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Come to Dust: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

This the eighth of 37 Emma Lathen best sellers featuring John Putnam Thatcher, SVP of the Sloan Guaranty Trust. This time involves fundraising for the old Ivy league college, Dartmouth in fact, with various goings-on related to missing checks, possible embezzlement, and more. It's windy twisty road to the solution made by John Putnam Thatcher. Good fun, witty, and informative.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 

Please note: The audio for this title has noise issues at the beginning and end of each file/chapter.

©1968 Emma Lathen (P)2017 Deaver Brown

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I kept listening to the end, because this is the one Lathen I haven't read, but it was an excruciating experience. The background "music" is a terrible, just audible, humming and thrumming - except when it becomes excessive traffic noise. The whole thing sounds like the narrator is standing in a subway station and taking the elevator up once in a while. Lathen writes smoothly. John Thatcher is a smooth detective. The narrator has a gravel voice that should be used for noir, except that he can't narrate - literally, can't narrate. He sounds like a man who is trying to read a book without his glasses. There are lots of tripped over words and silences in all the wrong places just in one measly sentence. Multiply that by every sentence and I can only hope that Audible did not pay much for these sorry productions. Perhaps Deaver Brown was an enthusiast and produced these by himself because he's poverty stricken? That's the only reason I can see for him to be reading any book aloud. If I could give the production a zero rating, I would. Which saddens me, because Emma Lathen is a modern classic.

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