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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