The melodic quality of Henry James's prose is even more so as Juliet Stevenson narrates. Kate Croy, a British beauty without means of her own, and Milly Theale, a wealthy American with no living family, are an interesting pair of opposites. They soon find themselves in the midst of a tragic romantic triangle. Stevenson is masterful in guiding the listener through what could be described as cumbersome detail. There is a soft quality to her cadence that comes through in both descriptive detail and dialogue. British and American characters alike sound sensitive and elegant as Stevenson smoothly transitions between their accents. Although the novel itself is somber in tone, Stevenson's reading enlivens the prose and invites listeners to explore these complex characters. D.M.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2017
CD ISBN 9781781980484 $115.98 Twenty CDs
DD ISBN 9781781980491 $75.00
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