Spark, Muriel Memento Mori

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Memento Mori

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In late 1950s London, a group of well-off elderly who have known each other for over 50 years begins to receive a series of eerie phone calls. An anonymous voice makes a simple request: Remember you must die.” The voice is different for each of them, and the police are incapable of localizing the calls and catching the prank callers. These calls provoke a different reaction in each of the elderly, who end up uncovering long-forgotten secrets, jealousies, infidelities, and scandals that begin to shatter the façade of respectability and decorum in their lives.

 

En Londres a finales de la década de los 50, un grupo de ancianos de posición acomodada y que se conocen desde hace más de cincuenta años, empiezan a recibir una serie de llamadas inquietantes. Una voz anónima al teléfono les hace una sencilla petición: Recuerda que debes morir.” Para cada uno de ellos la voz es diferente y la policía es incapaz de localizar las llamadas y detener al grupo de bromistas. Estas llamadas provocan una reacción diferente en cada uno de los ancianos, que acaban destapando secretos, envidias, infidelidades, y escándalos largamente olvidados que empiezan a resquebrajar la apariencia de respetabilidad y decoro de sus vidas.

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Muriel Spark was an award-winning Scottish novelist. She is the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

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This tale of old age and death has a delightful twist--a veritable brigade of septua-octogenarians puts its minds (which are in various stages of disrepair) together to discover who is making threatening telephone calls telling them, "Remember, you must die." Petherbridge's reading is just short of perfect though one wonders why the producers selected a male reader when the majority of characters are women. Petherbridge creates a variety of voices, from menacing housekeepers, to haughty matrons. The only problem is his frequent use of a whisper to convey "sotto voce" dialogue. This style is positively annoying, never mind difficult to hear (particularly in a car), and detracts from an otherwise excellent performance. R.B.F. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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