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by | Read by William Franklyn

Children • 4.2 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1954

A young boy arrives at an old country house in the midst of a flood and discovers that it is inhabited not only by his great-grandmother, but by a host of half-seen children--inhabitants of the manor from centuries past. British pronunciations abound without distracting. Each character is vocalized distinctly; however, not all the voices are pleasantly engaging. Some voices seem overly theatrical; others are inconsistent; and inexplicably, the great-grandmother's stories-- a major narrative element--are told in the narrator's rather than her character's voice. Combined with the difficulty of overlapping layers of time, the production falls short of truly involving the listener. K.T.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR 93]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1992

CS ISBN 0745184626 $21.95 • Three cassettes cassettes

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