The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Author(s): Joan Aiken
Series: Wolves Chronicles Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Oct 09, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100026198
Released: Oct 09, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307991294
Narrator/s: Lizza Aiken
Publisher: Listening Library
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Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease. With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp?

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Author(s): Joan Aiken
Product Number EB00467606
Released: Aug 27, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780553522204

Professional reviews

"Joan Aiken's beloved children's novel (now in its fiftieth year of continuous printing) by her own explicit design contains all the elements of Victorian melodrama--parents presumed lost at sea, the two plucky cousins Bonnie and Sylvia, a scheming instructress, a loyal nursemaid and resourceful goose boy, and cross-England treks. What's more, it's got wolves. Aiken's daughter Lizza has a dual role in this production. She shares a foreword that provides insight into the author's life and its relationship to the story, and she narrates the story itself with the familiarity that comes from hearing it in process as a child. Aiken's voice has an ethereal quality that quickens one's transport to this cruel world. She spellbindingly holds the listener in its grip. This is a treasure! A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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