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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Christine Rendel

Fiction • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Christine Rendel thoughtfully introduces this gentle story. Listeners meet 83-year-old Helen Cartwright, a widow who is returning to England after many years in Australia, and the tragic death of her son. Helen, who is just waiting for the end, exists on radio, TV, tea, and toast. She avoids human contact. Rendel's friendly style enhances the backstory of Cartwright's life as a cardiac surgeon and inventor. Happily, she's transformed after rescuing an adorable mouse she names Sipsworth, an event that allows emotions and other people back into her life. Most delightful is plainspoken shopkeeper Cecil. After Sipsworth becomes ill, Rendel enchantingly describes how she and her new friends minister to her beloved pet. Listeners of all ages will be mesmerized by Helen's and Sipsworth's adventures. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2024]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781696614030 $19.99

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