Narrator James Langton tells this lyrical story with gentility and grace. The family saga features British composer and conductor Harry Fox-Talbot and his passions--for his crumbling country house, for his brother's wife, and, strongest of all, for music. The audiobook goes back and forth in time, showing us both the youthful compiler of folk tunes and the elderly renowned musician--a widower and proud grandfather of a musical prodigy. Langton's leisurely pacing suits the languid atmosphere, and he adequately vocalizes both genders and the varied ages of characters in the story. A bonus for this audiobook format would be for the listener to hear some of the music important to the story. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-5046-4260-6 $39.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-4257-6 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504642583 $105.00 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504642590 $29.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504642545 multiple sources
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