Gary Susman
November 23, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Almost Moon

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Alice Sebold
publisher
Hachette Audio
genre
Fiction, Audiobooks

We gave it a B-

Joan Allen, a vet at playing desperate housewives, embodies The Almost Moon’s chilly matricidal narrator. Her voice is like a gin and tonic — cool, bracing, and bitter.

Last Word
As the story veers into self-pitying flashbacks, even Allen can’t rescue Alice Sebold’s flat cocktail. B-

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