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by | Read by Donna Rawlins, Samantha Eggar

Fiction • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Susan Meissner uses the story device of a contemporary woman finding an antique objet d’art and then spins both their stories to logical, if predictable, conclusions. Donna Rawlins narrates the twenty-first-century Jane’s story. Jane’s husband of 22 years leaves her to have “time to think.” Then Jane finds a jeweled ring—engraved with her name. Rawlins accurately presents Jane as stunned and depressed, but the writing plods along, giving Rawlins little to do with a monochromatic character. Samantha Eggar picks up the tale in the sixteenth century, adding the sparkle and luster that saves this production. As 15-year-old seamstress Lucy Day and 11-year-old Lady Jane Grey (the ring’s original Jane), Eggar makes the story worth a listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2010

DD ISBN 9780307749864 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2010

CD ISBN 9780307749871 $40.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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