Splendors and Glooms

Splendors and Glooms

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012 | Unabridged.
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When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2012
ISBN: 9781470322311
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 sound file (12 hr.) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Porter, Davina
Recorded Books, LLC.

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samdog123 Dec 27, 2013

Agree with the previous reviewer, the reader on the cd is excellent! Love the dark Victorian setting where magic attempts to overcome good. Great characters here, dragged a bit when the children got to Cassandra's castle, but overall kept me wanting to know how the story would play out. Recommended for kids from 8 and up.

JCLBarbaraL Jul 30, 2013

The reader of this book , Davina Porter, is magnificent! All of the voices are perfect, from the cockney accent of Parsefall, to the evil witch Cassandra and the Italian puppeteer Grisini. The story itself is exciting, engaging, mysterious, magical and compelling and would be a great choice for a long family road trip with older kids, teens and the adults will enjoy as well! The author captures the grit and detail of the Victorian London streets and her characters are well drawn, clever and charming.

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