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by | Read by Angela Dawe

Historical Fiction • 19 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Angela Dawe’s precise enunciation and continual vocal changes evoke the setting and mix of people in thirteenth-century Constantinople. With these skills she depicts the myriad emotions Perry gives her characters, who face a world that roils with political intrigue and religious and social clashes. Strongest is Dawe's portrait of heroine Anna Zarides. She is a woman skilled in medicine who cloaks herself as the eunuch Anastasius so that she can practice her art and discover the scheme that sent her twin brother into exile. Anna has to keep her gender secret and negotiate the deadly manipulations of a powerful woman as well as her attraction to a man. Dawe uses the complex plot and Anna’s vulnerability to generate a tension that doesn’t let go. S.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2010]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2488-2 $32.99 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2490-5 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-2492-9 $24.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2489-9 $89.97 • Sixteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-2491-2 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-2493-6 $39.97

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