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FIRST LIGHT

by | Read by David Ackroyd, Coleen Marlo

Children Ages 10+ • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Peter’s discovery of an underground Greenland colony receives uneven treatment from this dual-voiced audio. David Ackroyd’s deep, pleasing voice makes Peter an approachable character, but Ackroyd presents narrative in a dry, lecturing voice. Coleen Marlo, who voices Thea and her Greenland colony, succeeds at narrative, but her hesitant character voices lack verisimilitude. While the use of two narrators clearly demarcates Peter and Thea’s worlds, there’s no synergy in the combined performance. This intriguing story of persecuted British settlers seeking refuge under Greenland’s ice shelf would be enhanced by narrators better suited to Stead’s complex writing style. C.A. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2010

CD ISBN 9780307710659 $34.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9780307710666 $17.00

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2010

CD ISBN 9780307710673 $50.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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