Book pak Recorded Books 1987
CS ISBN 1556904657 $39.00 Five cassettes cassettes
THE SECRET GARDEN is a wonderfully symbolic story about children finding love and happiness through their mutual delight in the magic of nature and in each other. Much of the novel is dialogue spoken in the broad dialect of Yorkshire. American interpreter Gibson is at a distinct disadvantage. Actually, this regional language is so dynamic that it becomes itself a force for character change in the novel. As the two upper-class children open up, their stiff, upper-class speech deliberately changes to that of the relaxed musical country Yorkshire. Gibson is somewhat skilled at British dialects, but her children are too deep-voiced to be pleasing to the ear. The production does reflect the full high fidelity now expected in this medium. P.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 92]
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