"He took everything so calmly; did he imagine that she always kissed the man sitting next to her on the night plane from Miami?" - From "Miami-New York" by Martha Gellhorn
Actors read fabulous stories that take place in transit, about adventures that would not have been possible without modern transportation. This compilation proves that a lot can happen neither here nor there, but on the way from one place to another.
Pet Milk by Stuart Dybek
-Performed by Keith Szarabajka
-A young couple takes a romantic ride on the Chicago El.
The Getaway by Dorothy Thomas
-Performed by Mia Dillon
-A bored midwestern housewife tries to escape to Kansas City.
An Orange Line Train to Ballston by Edward P. Jones
-Performed by Sonia Manzano
-A mother of three yearns to see the dreadlocked man from the train again.
A Ride with Olympy by James Thurber
-Performed by David Rakoff
-Two men take a bumpy ride through the French countryside. Hilarity ensues.
Miami-New York by Martha Gellhorn
-Performed by Joanna Gleason
-An overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together.
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The Trickle-Down Effect by Annie Proulx
-Performed by James Naughton
-A hay-buying expedition goes haywire!
No Place for You, My Love by Eudora Welty
-Performed by Andrea Marcovicci
-On a sultry day, a couple takes a meandering drive from New Orleans as far south as they can go.
"For each story a superb actor reads in a live performance setting that enhances the bittersweet humor and warmth of these little voyages into very American landscapes." ... To read the complete review, visit the AudioFile Magazine website.