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THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG

by | Read by Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris

Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Barbara Rosenblat is the perfect choice to portray this novel's principal character, Renee, the concierge of a Paris apartment building who looks down her nose at the elites she must kowtow to while surreptitiously studying art, philosophy, and music. Avoiding any tone of pretentiousness, Rosenblat breathes a sense of vulnerability and empathy into this character, which comes through vividly with her impeccable timing. Paloma is a 12-year-old living on the fifth floor who is also appalled by what she sees around her and decides to kill herself on her thirteenth birthday. Cassandra Morris so deftly captures this character that you never for a moment doubt that she really is 12. Further, her light touch keeps Paloma’s world-weariness from becoming maudlin. D.G. 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781598879254 $29.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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