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THE SECRETS OF A FIRE KING

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Bernadette Dunne

Fiction • 11 hrs • Unabridged • © 1997

It’s always delicious to discover wonderful writing made more so in audio. Such a marriage of talent is to be found in Edwards’s Fire King, stories published in 1997 and revived after the success of her Memory Keeper’s Daughter. Though she has but a brief time to establish the mood and persona of each story, Bernadette Dunne succeeds totally. Whether she is a clueless matron in Malaysia, the disillusioned daughter of a right-to-life crusader, or the lovesick fire-eater of the title, she hits just the right mood and voice. The locales are often lush, and while the tellers—the neglected daughter of a powerful Indian man, Madame Curie’s cleaning lady, a street performer—are not world-beaters, Dunne gives them dignity. In doing so, she gives us a listening treat. J.B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-14-314263-8 $29.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN $20.97

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4159-4128-7 $80.00 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4106-5 $80.00 • Nine CDs

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