Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 1998
CS ISBN $54.95 Six cassettes
An English family and their friends struggle with the social and political issues of capitalism versus socialism, and have their principles severely tested in the early days of WWI. Unless you happen to be a native of northern England or you’re familiar with its several dialects, it will take some time to understand Marilyn Finlay’s expert narration of the story and its many characters. Finlay combines her flawless accents with a fine appreciation of each character’s social and family status, as well as the particular setting. Her skill and understanding of the story soon help the listener become accustomed to the unfamiliar speech patterns. Part of the Hawksmoor series, Hawkrise works well as a stand-alone book. R.P.L. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 98]
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