Trade Ed. Alison Larkin Presents 2017
DD ISBN $19.95
Austen fans will be excited by the new insights into their favorite author provided in this memoir by an Austen relative--who actually lived in the family home. Narrator Alison Larkin certainly bubbles with excitement for her subject. She enthuses over author Caroline Jane Knight's late-gained appreciation for her "very great" great-aunt and the rest of her historic family. The audiobook follows Knight's life from childhood on; consequently, it's much more "Me" than "Jane." It tends to meander and occasionally repeats; however, Larkin applies a brisk pace and a bright tone to drive the narrative forward. These efforts plus various entertaining tidbits regarding Austen-Knight family life past and present, will keep listeners engaged. K.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
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