Narrator Tavia Gilbert sets a quick pace in this quirky story of a mystery that spans two time periods. When Annie buys an old book in San Francisco and leaves it in her backyard in 1995, she apparently opens a gateway to the 1890s and to Elsbeth, a retired teacher, whose Kansas cabin is now in Annie's garden. Gilbert captures the persona of quirky Annie, who dresses in Victorian period clothing and whose patterns of speech are reminiscent of Jane Austen. As Annie engages in a correspondence with Elspeth through a brass letter box that appears on her back fence, they discover a murder that threatens them both. Gilbert adeptly handles the stammering of Annie's friend, Christian, and the distinctive speech of various other colorful characters. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 978-1-5047-2344-2 $34.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5047-2341-1 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504723428 $90.00 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504723435 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504723381 multiple sources
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