Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2002
CS ISBN $69.95 Eight cassettes
The three Boyd children are living with their mother and stepfather in a suburb of London, dealing with the issues that provide all children with the stumbling blocks of growing up. Joanna is wounded by love; Kate toys with the dramas of life, while Poll plays the detective. Their stepfather is a loving guide for them all...but why does no one tell them about their real father? Although the plot is simple, the action of the book would be well served by a narrator who is excited by its contents. Julia Sands has excellent diction. She sometimes changes her tone for different characters. But her reading is aimed more at expressing the sentence than remembering the story and pushing it forward to a climax. As she tells it, nothing much happens. J.P. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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