Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2004
CS ISBN 0754098990 $49.95 Six cassettes
Peer's life goes downhill when his father dies and he is forcibly adopted by his greedy, ghoulish twin uncles. As Peer contends with hard work on little food and sleep and the dangers of various local creatures, the uncles are striking a dreadful deal with the troll king. Andrew Sachs (Manuel from "Fawlty Towers") gives both varied and entertaining voices to the fantastic creatures. His slow, calm storytelling voice keeps the pace of the story even. Sachs will make readers' skin crawl as their hopes rise and sink with the suspense of this Scandinavian-styled tale. J.M.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
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