Book pak Books on Tape 2001
CS ISBN 0736668365 $112.00 Fourteen cassettes
Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner don't want to leave their home deep in the Adirondack mountains, but a distant cousin of Nathaniel's will stop at nothing to lure them to the Scottish home of their ancestors. The adventure includes interracial families, piracy on the high seas, murder and civil unrest. Kate Reading draws us into the story without our having been aware of her performance at all. Her thoughtful and consistent characterizations include dialects of Native American, British and Scottish characters, and the last of these is especially thorough and convincing. Her performance of the very elderly and cantankerous pirate Anne Bonnie brings the historical figure to vivid and colorful life. Reading maintains her involvement in the story right through the last tape, making the listener sorry to see it end. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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