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Mystery & Suspense


Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Josephine Bailey

Mystery & Suspense • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

In the sequel to THE MEANING OF NIGHT, Josephine Bailey's extraordinary range of voices transforms Michael Cox's characters into flesh-and-blood people with dark secrets and mysterious connections going back twenty years. Esperanza Gorst, young, well tutored, and cultured, is sent to Evenwood, a great country house, as lady's maid to Baroness Tansor. Esperanza is on a mission she wholly accepts but doesn't fully understand. Bailey's voicing can be seductive or matter-of-fact, ingenuous or knowing, gravelly or mellifluous. Her outstanding performance makes 19-year-old Esperanza a charming, if occasionally air-headed, vixen; turns the Baroness into a wily, if sometimes pathetic, adversary; and gives Perseus and Randolph, the Baroness's two sons, markedly distinct personalities. To fully enjoy this engaging nineteenth-century romantic mystery, first listen to the earlier novel. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400109760 $49.99 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400159765 $34.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400139767 $99.99 • Fourteen CDs

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