The evil Count Karlstein is willing to sacrifice his two spirited nieces to the Demon Huntsman on All Souls' Eve in order to save his own life. Philip Pullman must have a mind crammed full of gothic and quirky wonders. Jo Thurley, as the young maidservant in the castle who risks her life for her charges, headlines this superb full-cast production with a performance that contains just the right amount of sternness and apprehension in her teenaged voice. Music is used effectively to enhance the suspense, and all the actors give pitch-perfect efforts. Particularly delightful are those who play Lucy and Charlotte, who exude manners and pluck, and Augusta Davenport, former governess, a hilarious no-nonsense feminist who is as at home skinning and cooking animals as she is improving Lucy's poor handwriting. A.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2006
CD ISBN $35.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN $24.50
Library Ed. Listening Library 2006
CS ISBN $35.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN $45.00 Five CDs
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