Retail pak Random House Audio 1999
CS ISBN 0553479318 $25.00 Four cassettes
Readers Patrice Donnell and Lewis Arlt weave a tale of romance, intrigue and revolution in Russia. Motherless Danina sacrifices all to become a prima ballerina; later her beloved granddaughter, to whom she is Granny Dan, knows nothing about her past. Ballet teacher Madame Markova, portrayed by Arlt with uncompromising ferocity, is also depicted with the soft tones of a mother's love. A doctor, Danina's lover, who nurses her to health after near death from influenza, is portrayed initially with a voice of authority, then love, then pleading, as he begs her to leave Russia when the revolution begins. The readers create an enchanted tale. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]
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