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by | Read by Susan Jameson

Fiction • 14.3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1983

Beautiful reading has an extraordinary power of enchantment. In her rendition of Cookson's grim Newcastle romance, Jameson elicits personalities which, however repellant at times, breathe with diversity and interest. In highly charged situations she surmounts any melodrama, clearly delineating each foible and accent. Her only oddity is her timbre. For some of the men, particularly those of lower social standing, Jameson's voice intensifies, rising to a pitch higher than that of her female characters. This is a small, yet disturbing, point in what otherwise is a spellbinding evocation of Cookson's narrative. S.B.S. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 93]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1993

CS ISBN 0745141013 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

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