The accomplished Ian McKellen returns to the Stone Age, narrating the third installment in Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. McKellen gives an inspired performance as 13-year-olds Torak and Renn, who venture into the frozen North to rescue Wolf from the Soul Eaters. Paver’s latest is full of suspense and hardship, and McKellen paces the story perfectly. He foreshadows the impending evil and still gives voice to the daily joys and squabbles of the young hero and heroine. McKellen’s reading is so seamless that he blends into the background, leaving the characters themselves and the magical story to shine. He clearly enjoys what he’s doing, and so does the listener. H.L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-4604-4 $51.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4281-4609-9 $66.75 Six CDs
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