Gone-Away Lake

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.65 hours)
Product Number: Z10009242
Released: Sep 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593163952
Narrator/s: Colleen Delany
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Enjoy the adventures of eleven year-old Portia, who together with her younger brother, Foster, spend a summer with their cousin, Julian, engaged in more than the usual summer pastimes of sun, fun and games. The three intrepid children soon discover a fascinating abandoned summer resort, consisting of deserted crumbling Victorian summer homes surrounding a vanished lake, which is now a swamp. But, best of all, they discover and befriend an elderly eccentric brother and sister who tell them the story of Gone-Away Lake.

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Gone-Away Lake
Product Number: BX00023885
Product Number:Z10009242
Product Number:DD1447

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Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Narrator(s): Colleen Delany
Product Number DD1447
Released: Apr 17, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593161330

Professional reviews

"A splendid summer discovery is shared by two young cousins who stumble upon a swamp and its colorful occupants, human and otherwise. Children in 2003 probably can't relate to the main characters' all-day summer freedom and exploration. Nevertheless, GONE-AWAY LAKE is a delightful escape, even fifty years after it was written. Reader Colleen Delany's pace is a touch slow, but helpful to juvenile listeners. Her precise diction is maintained throughout the more exciting scenes, which are delivered with an energy that rivets the young audience's attention. The elderly characters are suitably voiced with distinctly old-fashioned, trembling tones, but the youngest children come off too babyish. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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