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by | Read by Fiona Hardingham, Justine Eyre, Steve West

Fiction • 16 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

This is a story of female pugilists, bloodshed, brutal poverty, and monied ruthlessness in 1790s Bristol. Steve West portrays the upper-class men: Granville Dryer, patron of pugilists; Perry Sinclair, a wastrel who marries his sister, Charlotte, off to Dryer; and George Bowden, the sorriest of the lot. Fiona Hardingham uses a broad accent to portray Ruth, a lowborn bare-knuckle pugilist sponsored by Dryer. Justine Eyre portrays Charlotte's parts with a smoky voice and crisp accents. Ruth slugs it out with men and women in the ring, and, shockingly, teaches Charlotte to throw a strong punch. Hardingham, Eyre, and West join forces to enthrall, repel, and horrify listeners. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 9781481520300 $39.95 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4815-2027-0 $24.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 9781481520287 $118.00 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781481520294 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781481520249 multiple sources

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