Miss Allen Liles is beginning her first job as a teacher at a small junior college in 1941 just before the U.S. enters WWII. She is young, naïve, and filled with a love of literature. Natalie Ross’s soft, calming voice sets a nostalgic tone and captivates the listener with the lush narrative and Allen’s inner thoughts. Ross charmingly portrays Allen’s youthful innocence as she crosses over the line of appropriate behavior with a male student, her ignorance about the imminent war, and her desire for something more exciting than a teaching job. In contrast to Allen’s authentic voice, the other characters’ voices seem overplayed. However, the overall effect is a delightful breeze through the past. M.M.G. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6131-6 $19.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6133-0 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4558-6132-3 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6134-7 $49.97 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-6135-4 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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