Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2007
CD ISBN 978-962-634-460-6 $17.98 Two CDs
DD ISBN $12.59
This meticulous abridgment does a good job with Burnett's classic rags-to-riches story. Kindly fate transports an American boy, Cedric Errol, to England when he is discovered to be heir to the earldom of Dorincourt. Prepared to hate the American upstart, the crusty earl finds he can't resist his grandson's love. Teresa Gallagher's gentle, refined voice brings the precocious Cedric into listeners' hearts with arresting success. Equally well depicted are the pithy sayings of the ancient earl and Cedric's mother's bell-like tones. Characters and significant dialogue appear seamlessly, and there are few continuity issues in the abridgment. Narration and script combine to present a merry audiobook. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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