Master storyteller Juliet Stevenson employs her considerable vocal talent to memorably narrate this audiobook about an unlikely friendship between two very different women. Stevenson hits just the right notes of humor, wit, and pathos in her sparkling characterizations and evokes vibrant British and island settings. She expresses the resolve and lingering hopefulness of Margery, a lonely woman who pins her dream of a more fulfilling life on finding the elusive golden beetle of New Caledonia. Accompanying Margery on this perhaps foolish expedition is Enid, who is wonderfully portrayed with a sly bubbliness that masks her mysterious past. As the two come to appreciate and support each other and outwit numerous obstacles, listeners will cheer them on--especially as gloriously presented by this expert narrator. M.J. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593339930 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593339947 $95.00
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