AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON

by | Read by John Lee

Historical Fiction • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

This stunning audio tale of the pre-Anschluss rescue of Austrian Jewish children by a grassroots network of volunteers would be effective in any format. Meticulously researched and plotted with subtlety and discipline, Clayton's fictional characters are wonderful, as is the essentially true story of the almost forgotten Truus Wijsmuller, a childless Dutch woman who rescued thousands of children with near suicidal bravery. The venerable John Lee should be perfect for this material, as he is brilliant with European accents and effective at dialogue, but too often here he chooses a mannered singsong for Clayton's sentences, as if more interested in imposing his trademark rhythms on the text than in serving the author's meaning. It's a puzzling choice, but the audiobook remains incredibly moving. B.G. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9780062946959 $26.99

Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.

envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×