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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Heather O’Neill

Young Adult Young Adult • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Nell’s quiet life with her granny, the village midwife, is tragically interrupted by accusations of witchcraft. As Nell is watched by the powers that be, she worries about the unborn baby in the minister’s daughter’s belly. This is a story filled with vivid descriptions, as well as nasty-tempered fairies and “peskies” acting as a Greek chorus in the hedgerows. Heather O’Neill provides a steady narrative pace while appropriately varying her accents for nearly every character. From supernatural beings--high-pitched, rough, and edgy--to royalty--smooth, educated, and authoritative--O’Neill’s distinctions enhance the drama of the story. Her portrayal of the mad character is especially haunting. J.M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]



Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2005

CS ISBN $40.00 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN $55.00 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN $25.90

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