James's novella is brought beautifully to life by narrator Penelope Rawlins, whose chameleon voice spans continents with ease. While the narrative is performed in an appealing British accent, Rawlins easily moves into American tones when voicing the title character and her suitor, Mr. Winterbourne. As the vivacious Daisy flirts her way across Europe, Winterbourne struggles to reconcile his feelings for her with his loyalty to social expectations and appearances. The voice of Randolph, Daisy's little brother, can be too exaggerated at times, but the story as a whole is delivered with grace and power. This audiobook is a fine introduction to this classic--its length is manageable, and Rawlins brings a respectful contemporary voice to an earlier time. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2018
CD ISBN 9781781981665 $17.98 Two CDs
DD ISBN 9781781981672 $12.00
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