An array of adjectives comes to mind at the opening words of this audiobook: alluring, poetic, with an air of exactness and aged wisdom. The setting is late-nineteenth-century England, and the story involves a young widow, a vicar, and a serpent. But it's really about so much more as it asks questions about independence, faith, and love. Narrator Juanita McMahon expertly inhabits its sharp-tongued, sweet-spirited, stoic, wondrous characters. Her vocal characterizations are gothically charming. She virtually becomes imperious Cora Seaborne, questioning Reverend Ransome, and crabby old-man Cracknell. Her voice enlarges the book's legends and mythical tales. Painting pictures with her intonations, McMahon makes clear distinctions between the numerous characters who shape Perry's second novel. A superb narration! T.E.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538416853 $44.99 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9780062676634 $27.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538416860 $59.99 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538416877 $39.99 One MP3-CDs
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