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Earphones Award Winner | Suckers Portfolio by Kurt Vonnegut

Luke Daniels is a force to be reckoned with. His performance of Vonnegut’s collection is so imaginatively wrought that he seems to identify with the individuals he portrays. He delves into the psyches of Vonnegut’s diverse characters, reflecting their lively personalities. This collection of six short stories and one bold, bitter rant of an essay is compelling and addictive. Daniels jumps right in with engaging articulation, taking risks of expression rarely heard. The listener can practically hear his impassioned gestures. He deploys cute Midwestern twangs and pretty feminine wiles as well as the throaty growls of harsher beings. These stories trace simple lives and desires while illuminating motivations and hopes with amusing, and often dark, wit. A.W. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]