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This production features Clark's first two published stories, which concern flight attendants who make impulsive decisions that put their lives in peril before takeoff and find their problems solved by touchdown. These women solve their mysteries in between brightening their lipstick, pining after the men in their lives, and serving cocktails. Add in a sinister Soviet police commissioner and a cover-up by the "Reds," and you have tales that show their age. Reader Jan Maxwell can't break through stock characters and plot to make the stories come alive, but Clark's many fans may be interested, so demand will warrant purchase. Otherwise, this is not recommended.
-Adrienne Furness, Genesee Community Coll., Batavia, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Clark's first two published stories, written in the fifties, draw from her career as a Pan-American Flight attendant to create romance, mystery and intrigue in the skies. Reader Jan Maxwell depicts guttural Eastern Bloc accents, so familiar from the Cold War era, with strong male tones, while portraying the heroine as charming and feminine. Tension builds as vocal tones quicken with increased suspense. Each story draws to a satisfying close. An excellent listen for short commutes. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine