During one of her blackouts, Charity McAdams Farnese walks into a downtown bar named Duo's and into the life of Joe Doyle, second-rate piano player and a man with a bum heart. Yancy the bartender knows that she's trouble, a rich girl with an itch, but Joe won't listen. All he knows is that Charity wants to love him. But Charity has a husband Oliver Alton Farnese. Oliver is a creature of habit and allows Charity her flings. But when this fling turns serious, Oliver has his own way of dealing with the situation.
Would you consider the audio edition of Park Avenue Tramp to be better than the print version?
I have been reading all my life with my eyeballs. I have now made the discovery and transition to audio reading and never ever even bother to open a print book. I am not sure why this question is asked. There is only one answer. Yes, this book and every book.
What does Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Let me reframe the question. What do the actors bring to a Broadway play that you would not experience if you just read the screenplay? Michael Kramer gave a performance based on a print book. He performed every word, every sentence and every syllable, acting several different parts, including a woman who was the primary character and he performed it flawlessly. Michael Kramer is the reason I bought the book. I know the kind of performance he delivers from other books I have heard him read. He did his same flawless work here.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. I was riveted. Fortunately, it is a short book (written in 1958). I listened in every spare moment.
Any additional comments?
I recommend it. It is a fascinating read. Park Avenue Tramp.