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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Kristin Atherton

Mystery & Suspense • 15.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Kristin Atherton's excellent use of accents, inflection, and tempo brings Alison Goodman's characters to life in this lively feminist Regency adventure. Spinsters Lady Augusta Colebrook and her twin, Lady Julia, may be considered "on the shelf" by some members of the ton, but others know them as determined deliverers of women and girls in calamitous situations. Atherton is particularly effective at voicing the smart, cheeky, and often tender dialogue between "Gus" and Lord Evan Belford, lately escaped from an Australian penal colony. From aristocratic lords who overestimate their value to clever, fashionably genteel ladies, and from affable innkeepers to a dastardly madhouse warden--Atherton's animated performance captures them all in three interlinking stories that will delight fans of Regency fare. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593675816 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593675823 $95.00

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