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by | Read by Rachael Lillis

Children Ages 10+ • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Narrator Rachel Lillis introduces us to diarist Hunky Dorey, a witch considering abandoning a promising future in witchcraft for the possibility of "wishcraft," the art of fairy godmothering. Lillis's vocal characterization reveals the idealism and kindness that make Hunky question her upbringing, but she fails to make the listener believe the venom that is also part of Hunky's character and that creates the story's central conflict. As a whole, the audio doesn't overcome the novel's slow pace. Some of the voices for the secondary characters are outstanding--as in the case of Hunky's sophisticated aunt--but Lillis misses opportunities when she reads flatly and doesn't keep the dialogue snappy. A.F. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2005

CS ISBN 0807223662 $18.00 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 0307245160 $25.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN $17.50


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2005

CS ISBN 0807223670 $23.00 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 0307245403 $30.00 • Three CDs

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