Trade Ed. Bethany House Publishers 1995
CS ISBN $14.99 Two cassettes
[Editor’s note: The following is a combined review with SONG IN A STRANGE LAND.]--The first two books in the Liberty Bell series recount the history of two virtuous orphans forced into the harsh streets of London. After their father’s death, Daniel and Linna Bradford’s mother struggles to hold the family together until she succumbs to illness. Her last words to her children are to believe in Jesus as their salvation, according to John 3:16, and to seek God’s will. They are accidentally separated for more than twenty years until they are joyfully reunited and learn that each has kept the faith and led a Christian life. Wayne Shepherd reads this smooth abridgment with a bright, friendly voice. He handles frequent, lengthy physical descriptions of characters without appearing to take a breath. However, his upbeat voice doesn’t adjust when the material is tragic, failing to convey appropriate empathy. A.G.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 01]
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