eAudio - unabridged
Audio (23.60 hours)
Product Number: Z00886
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449890094
Narrator/s: Juanita McMahon
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New York Times best-selling author of Affinity (H1551), Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, "mother" to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener.

Author(s): Sarah Waters
Awards:2002-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Imprint: Clipper Audio

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Author(s): Sarah Waters
Narrator(s): Juanita McMahon
Product Number CP289
Released: Jan 31, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419307935
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Product Number EB00389292
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101057025

Professional reviews

"Juanita McMahon skillfully reads this gothic tale of deception, making the author's plot twists more believable through the performance of the characters. The first part of the novel belongs to Susan, the protŽgŽ of a professional thief. McMahon's portrayal of the thief with a conscience is nicely foiled by her portrayal of the second narrator, the cloistered Miss Maude. A large cast of stock characters, ranging from an unkind uncle to harsh nurses, is performed with appropriate accents. While the plot twists are inventive, the novel's enormous level of description weighs down the action. The final resolution between Susan and Maude is ultimately too tame. R.F. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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