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by | Read by Susan Duerden

Fiction • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Set against the backdrop of the WWII, this audiobook features Ada Vaughan, a young and naïve woman who lives with her parents in London. Through a series of bad decisions and poor fortune, she finds herself a prisoner of war, a situation through which she must rely on her skills as a dressmaker to stay alive. At first, narrator Susan Duerden's sweet, breathy voice helps to reinforce Ada's age and personality. However, as the story develops, Duerden's consistently light tone sometimes sounds at odds with the protagonist as her life takes her down a hellish path. In addition, Duerden's voice doesn't achieve the depth required to create convincing male or older female characters. K.J.P. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2016]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781622319725 $34.99 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9781622319732 $29.99

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