Narrator Lucy Rayner settles quickly and assuredly into the character of aristocratic Miss Aleen Isabel Cust who, from the age of 6, is determined to ride and work with horses and other animals. From the late 1870s onward, Cust works tirelessly to overcome the hidebound male establishment and become the first woman veterinary surgeon in Britain and Ireland. Rayner adopts a melodic yet aristocratic air while voicing Cust, shifting accents for Edinburgh professors of veterinary medicine, obstinate London animal doctors, and accepting Irish husbandmen. Raynor becomes Cust as she narrates this engaging fictionalized biography set in northern England and Ireland, filled with vignettes about doctoring animals and aiding their owners throughout her thirty-year career. M.B.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212004763 $41.95 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798212004770 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9798212004817 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798212004756 $120.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9798212004800 $64.95
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