Trade Ed. Listening Library 2005
CD ISBN 030728238 $39.00 Seven CDs
Library Ed. Listening Library 2005
CS ISBN 0307283364 $40.00 Five cassettes
This sequel to Divakaruni's first novel, THE CONCH BEARER, delights with the further adventures of the young hero, Anand, and his spunky friend, Nisha. Set in India, Divakaruni's books, a planned trilogy, blend fine character development with beautifully imagined magical elements. Narrator James Langton does a first-rate job dramatizing the story and vocalizing a variety of Indian accents belonging to cooks, guards, and imperious royal rulers. His Master Healer Abhayatta is particularly attractive, as is the voice he creates for the powerful conch itself. Best of all is Langton's delightful Anand, who quickly becomes someone we care about and admire, a response that makes his perilous journey all the more thrilling. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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