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by | Read by Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay

Fiction • 14.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Susan Lyons takes on the dynamic voice of plucky Louisa Clarke, whose life changes dramatically when she’s hired as an assistant by the rich and cultured Will Trainer. Lyons’s pacing and variations in pitch bring out Will’s angst and Louisa’s growing enthusiasm for enriching her life with new experiences. The choice to have several other narrators deliver the monologues of Will’s mother, father, personable Aussie caretaker, and Louisa’s outspoken sister seems unnecessary. Though the secondary narrators reinforce Lyons’s portrayal of the characters in the main narrative, the short parts they read are jarring. Both the switches in narrators and the discernible edits in the audio are distracting elements in an otherwise strong performance by Lyons. M.F. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2013]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9781611762358 $29.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 9781101604991 $39.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-4101-5 $123.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470333713 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-4103-9 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-3372-0 $109.00

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