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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors read by Ger Ryan

The Six Shooter read by James Stewart

Roddy Doyle's latest novel gains a compelling new dimension on tape. Ger Ryan's soft, defeated Irish voice takes one almost spookily close to The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (Reed Audio, 3hrs, pounds 7.99) and adds warmth to this bruising story of a woman trapped in a cycle of abuse. The laconic cowboy drawl of James Stewart, reading 4 episodes of a 1950s CBC radio series, The Six Shooter (Hodder Headline, 2hrs, pounds 7.99), is ideal travelling listening. Cleanly remastered with good sound effects, and dripping with nostalgie de la rawhide boot.

Christina Hardyment