Philip Pullman is in top form with this riveting YA mystery full of all the underworld villainy and Victorian intrigue that 1870s London can muster. Narrator Anton Lesser is a marvel delivering the voices of a vengeful hag with oversized dentures, street-tough children, dazed opium smokers, and 16-year-old Sally Lockhart and her array of intriguing, steadfast friends. Lesser deftly navigates London’s many accents as Pullman’s quick plot turns from terror to humor. THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE is the first in the Sally Lockhart Trilogy, and Anton Lesser is cast to play all of the trilogy’s characters and perils. K.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2005 ALA Notable Recording © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2004
DD ISBN $12.95
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