Narrator Polly Stone gives voice to this incredible story of women’s lives in France during WWII. Sisters Vianne and Isabelle are complete opposites. Vianne, the older, is settled with a family of her own and a husband away at war, while Isabelle is full of fire and wants to fight for France. Stone’s even delivery gives an eerie feel to a story that has a lot of action and activity as it alternates between the point of view of Vianne and that of Isabelle. While the dialogue for each sister is very different—calmer and sweeter for Vianne and more passionate and clipped for Isabelle—Stone’s voices sound similar, making it difficult at times to know that the point of view has changed. A strength of the narration is that Stone’s French accents add authenticity and a sense of place to her reading. E.N. 2016 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781427212672 $44.99 Fourteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781427252388 $26.99
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