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THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides

by | Read by Steve West

Young Adult Young Adult • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Hold onto the reins as narrator Steve West delivers this tale of daring deeds and magical exploits past. Freed in a game of chance from his indenture to a traveling show, young Kit Bristol becomes the sole and faithful servant to an unconventional master. West employs a BBC accent, which is appropriate for an eighteenth-century manservant. It is Kit’s loyalty (combined with excellent riding skills and quick thinking) that engenders his unlikely and unexpected transformation into famed highwayman Whistling Jack, who must rescue a princess from an enchanted coach. For a story told as retrospective, West conveys a contemplative mood but doesn’t forsake the breathlessness of adventure. He creates unique voices for the princess; tightrope walker Lily; senile Uncle Cornelius; and fairies Willum and Gruntle. L.T. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2014

DD ISBN 978-1-4272-5871-7 $23.99

 

Library Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4272-6038-3 $59.99 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4272-6036-9 $54.99

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