Olivia Vinall narrates this debut audiobook set in the pre-war English countryside and in WWII Paris. Months after a dead whale washes up on the beach by their home, the children of Chilcombe Manor transform its skeleton into a theater. The theater's annual performances draw increasingly larger audiences until WWII halts the productions. Now adults, the siblings find themselves putting their acting skills to the ultimate test as British spies. As the story weaves among various points of view, Vinall's narration brings its many characters to life. Deft skills with character voices and emotions further pull the listener in. The audiobook is so compelling that listeners won't even notice its length. A.L.S.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593627747 $27.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593627754 $95.00
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