(Read by Kirsten Potter; Random House Audio; five CDs; six hours)
Tyler takes on “The Taming of the Shrew” as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project, which asks contemporary novelists to retell one of the Bard’s plays. There are few sparks between Kate and her modern Petruchio, now Pyotr, although there are some clever moments and, in typical Tyler fashion, the small details are revealing and funny. Potter manages the sharp-tongued dialogue with panache, but her Russian accent is heavy-handed.
Grade: B +