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by | Read by Madisun Leigh

Young Adult Young Adult • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Anderson’s powerful historical novel takes place in the Colonies just as the War for Independence is beginning. Isabel and her 5-year-old sister, Ruth, had been promised their freedom in their mistress's will, but a greedy nephew sells them, and they’re moved from Rhode Island to a Tory house in New York. Although Madisun Leigh's voice sounds somewhat older than one expects for 13-year-old Isabel, her narration is riveting. In a production that wisely uses only the human voice, Isabel becomes a compelling character, struggling to achieve for herself and her sister the same freedom the "rebels" are fighting for. Deservedly short-listed for the National Book Award, this is a tour de force. The publisher missed an opportunity to include the author’s interview that set the historical context in print. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6730-7 $29.99 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6732-1 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6731-4 $74.25 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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