Book pak Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736691359 $96.00 Fifteen cassettes
CD ISBN 0736693343 $112.00/ $24.95(R) Eighteen CDs
The first novel in a planned trilogy begins in 33 c.e. [Common Era] with 11-year-old Breaca (later to become Queen Boudica of England) as the book's galloping hero. This story is evenly divided between the lives of Celtic Britons and their physical exploits and efforts to repulse Roman Christian invaders from their shores. Josephine Bailey's voice has a smoky, at times almost rusty, quality that enhances the story. Her voice carries within it the long thrust of the blade of history, as well as the piping sounds of a young girl casting her first near-perfect piece of ironwork in her father's forge. As Breaca approaches womanhood, Bailey's voice changes into that of a warrior wreathed in a blazing halo leading her dreamers through harsh battle to safety. This book is outstanding, and Bailey's reading is flawless. M.D.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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