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by | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Classics • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1893

When it comes to performing a wide variety of audiobooks, Juliet Stevenson is an expert. Her lovely clipped accent and fervent delivery typically bring all types of complex stories to life. This title is no exception, for Stevenson's rich voice and compassionate tones animate the text nicely. Somewhat less appealing is the story itself; this 1893 novel explores timeless themes of social constraints and feminism, but these themes have been more compellingly addressed in other novels of the period. This plot featuring the Madden sisters and their romantic intrigues is often difficult to follow and lacking in relatable characters. However, Stevenson offers an excellent narration, and listeners will certainly enjoy her vocal agility and lively style. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2021

DD ISBN 9781781983508 $44.00

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