Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0743555880 $49.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 0743561899 $29.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CD ISBN 0743555880 $56.75 Ten CDs
While Alfred Molina's narrative voice pulls listeners into this dark Victorian-age novel, his consistency of male characters lacks grace. And while he smoothly delivers the voice of protagonist Celeste Temple, he is not as successful in his characterizations of males, occasionally confusing listeners. Temple comes to England to learn why her fiancé has broken off their engagement with no explanation. As she spies on him, she becomes entangled in a seedy underworld of English elites who are playing with powerful forces beyond her understanding. Joined by two helpful but questionable men, she also must find out what her quest has to do with "glass books." Molina's performance isn't perfect, but, overall, it adds to this intriguing story. L.E. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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