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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Jack Davenport

Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Eerily told and prosaically performed, this ghost story recounts what appears to be the simple life of William Bellman and his subsequent rise to fortune. Little does he know that a chance act of childhood cruelty will shift his life into the realm of the macabre. Narrator Jack Davenport superbly captures the ambiance of rural Victorian England, a setting that has echoes of Thomas Hardy's works. Davenport captures life in a textile mill with an admirable ease of expression, pacing, accent, and tone. The plot slips into the gothic when a mysterious stranger appears, altering William's life, and Davenport's performance reflects the shift with a deeper and darker tone. The black rook that weaves throughout the story adds a bleak and haunting presence. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781442364387 $39.99 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9781442364394 $23.99


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-6453-3 $77.75 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 9781470364526 $77.75 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-9029-7 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-6454-0 $78.00

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