The Precious One

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Product Number: DD15917
Released: Mar 24, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481534215
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In all her life, Eustacia Taisy Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary "professor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy and her family have seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then is Wilson calling Taisy now for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister "a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?


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The Precious One
Product Number: BX00056748
Product Number:DD15917
Product Number:Z100087227

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Product Number Z100087227
Released: Mar 24, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062309211

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"Narrators Abby Craden and Arielle DeLisle are magnificent as the half-sisters who recount this heartrending family drama. Craden narrates from the point of view of Taisy, the 35-year-old sister who is involved with a broad array of characters, including her twin brother, her boyfriend, and her father. These characters are a tour de force on their own: funny, smart-alecky, and impassioned. Craden's character transitions are flawless, even when she shifts from one gender to the other. Her portrayal of Taisy's father is impressive with its dual vocal personas, one for the man before his heart attack and the other for the man after. DeLisle perfectly captures the other sister, 16-year-old Willow, even delivering occasional minor mispronunciations that sound completely consistent with her character. As Willow's love interest, DeLisle comes through flawlessly. This is a magical pair of performers. M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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