Kinghorn's story of the close relationship between lady's maid Pearl Gibson and her highborn employer, Ottoline Campbell, will no doubt find listeners among fans of richly detailed historical fiction. However, there may be mixed reactions to narrator Lucy Rayner's exaggerated performance. Rayner is adept at switching between the Cockney of Pearl's speech and the well-spoken voice of the same character's inner monologue in the first person point of view. But the stark difference between the two is somewhat jarring. Furthermore, her style is a bit over-the-top, with words overarticulated and the pace, consequently, slower than necessary. E.M.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2017
CD ISBN 9781515904953 $42.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781515954958 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $30.09
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