Book pak Books on Tape 2002
CS ISBN 0736683852 $64.00 Eight cassettes
Nobleman John Rossendale, heir to an impoverished earldom, escapes to the solitude of the sea. His home for many years has been a 38-foot cutter. Reluctantly, he returns to England to be with his dying mother and becomes embroiled in the mystery of a stolen art treasure. British reader David Case's engaging and expressive delivery draws listeners into this story of blackmail and violence. He is at his best at points of high drama, with perfect pace, emotion, and excitement. Although much of the nautical terminology can be confusing for landlubbers, and several characters are presented with dialect a thick as an Atlantic fog bank, this is an effort worth checking out. T.J.M. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]
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