Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2016
CD ISBN 9781843799382 $34.98 Five CDs
DD ISBN $23.00
An unnamed governess arrives at a sprawling English estate and immediately finds herself both charmed and mystified by her new charges--the darling young niece and nephew of a wealthy absentee landlord. Ben Elliot, who reads the prologue, and Penelope Rawlins combine a skillful delivery of Henry James's careful nineteenth-century prose with a more modern pace that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Rawlins's voice subtly becomes more emotional as this masterpiece, a blend of early literary realism and ghost story, advances towards a captivating finish. Sometimes a classic sounds like a classic because it's that good and, in this case, that scary. A listening treat. B.P. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
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