AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Terremce Hardiman

Mystery & Suspense • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

Set in Victorian England, this novelette has all the poignancy one might expect from Anne Perry. At a dinner party Isobel Alvie makes a remark that "cruelly crumbles the thin veneer of hope" for Gwendoline Kilmuir, who later that night jumps from a bridge to her death in icy waters. All the guests are outraged and, using the threat of ostracism against Isobel, they suggest a pilgrimage of expiation. Isobel will travel 700 miles to acknowledge her part in the suicide and deliver Gwendoline's suicide note to her mother. Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould accompanies her. With subtle tone and pacing, Terrence Hardiman infuses Isobel's careless remark with the depth of cruelty it reveals. K.A.T.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library • 2003

CS ISBN 0792730631 $49.95 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 079273064X $64.95 • Three CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×