Xanthe Elbrick enhances the allure of Alexander's archaeological romance, set in nineteenth-century London. From the moment Gabriella Montini sneaks into Nate Harrington's townhouse, Elbrick commands attention with her musical, slightly foreign vocalization for the Italian heroine. Gabriella is compelling and charismatic. Thanks to Elbrick, she escapes the two-dimensional page and jumps into full existence in a wonderfully rich performance. Elbrick infuses the flirtatious banter between Gabriella and Nate with plenty of charm. She does equal justice to the historical background that makes this an enchanting story as well as an exceptional audiobook. Elbrick's vibrant characterizations and smooth pacing ensure that listeners won't want to miss a minute. C.A. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2009
DD ISBN 9780061845369 $24.99
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