Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CS ISBN 1405651237 $18.95 Two cassettes
A young duchess and a common boy decide to leave home and join a traveling fair. Taking a tip from the castle cook, their one friend, the two orphans seek shelter from offensive and scheming adults. Now they just need an act that will earn their keep. Glen McCready narrates this unusual tale with finesse. He brings suspense to the moments of ice thievery, and discovery and frivolity to the bustle of the fair family. He poignantly juxtaposes the earnestness of young Alice with the dullness of her mechanical counterpart. His voice of superiority and contempt fits the archduchess's personality grandly. A.R. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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