Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 9781428145740 $88.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428145795 $108.75 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN $19.57
Gerald Doyle gives an atmospheric reading that transports listeners to a fantasy land where wizard-in-training Septimus Heap takes on the evil spirit of Queen Etheldredda, returned from death to bring destruction on the country with a strange epidemic. Sage's writing is full of sensory details, all of which gain power in Doyle's narration. The large cast of characters, variety of settings, and shifting time periods and viewpoints make it difficult to begin the series with this third adventure. But Doyle's voice moves easily through a range of emotions, giving each character individuality. His performance hooks listeners on this fast-moving tale. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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