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by | Read by Terry Donnelly

Fiction • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

The saga of the Harte family began with A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE, the compelling story of Emma Harte's rise from poverty and illegitimacy to found England's finest department store. This story, ostensibly about Emma Harte's great-grandchildren, is a disappointment. Terry Donnelly does a credible job portraying the various British aristocrats. But the characters themselves are not likable, and the plot is bogged down in detail and in trying to tie the current generation to the past. Further, the characters' adulation of a great-grandmother long dead seems unhealthy to this listener. This is one series that should have stopped a generation or two ago. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]



Trade Ed. • Audio Renaissance • 2006

CD ISBN 9781559278021 $39.95 • Eleven CDs


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006

CS ISBN 9780792738824 $74.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 9780792738831 $99.95 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9780792739555 $59.95 • MP3-CDs

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