Library Ed. Recorded Books 2011
CS ISBN 9781402557934 $123.75 Thirteen cassettes
CD ISBN 9781449825348 $123.75 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781461840459 $64.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781461846895 $29.99
Long after the battle of Culloden in 1760, Jamie is a paroled prisoner in the remote Lake District of England, where he cares for Lord Dulsaney’s horses. Lord John Grey checks on the prisoners, including Jamie. Rick Holmes’s soft, musical voice delivers most of Jamie’s parts, defining him with a Scottish burr. Jeff Woodman portrays Grey with a crisp British accent. The alternating narration of the chapters is subtle even to the practiced listener, and each narrator handles the accents consistently. The portrayal of 2-year-old Willie, Jamie’s secret illegitimate son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is also well done. As Lord Grey and Jamie head off to Ireland in search of a Druid relic that could raise havoc between the island and Britain, the polished dual narration keeps the listener engaged. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]
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