Library Ed. Recorded Books 2001
CS ISBN $43.00 Five cassettes
In the best tradition of British fiction, Leon Garfield spins a tale of victims and oppressors, of darkness and light, of the triumph of youth, and of possible madness. Through the towns and countryside of eighteenth-century England, young Bartholomew “Tolly” Dorking is swept into an adventure with an oversized, saved-from-the-dead criminal, a caravan of carnival performers, and a family whose daughter is being secreted to an asylum. Do not fail to retain each detail as all will have a place in the fabric of Garfield’s finale. Bringing a reminder of the British setting throughout his narration, Ron Keith is facile in his presentation of each character. He mirrors Tolly’s shifting fears and exuberance as he moves in and out of horrific situations and in and out of love. A.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
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