The Wolves of Andover

Author(s): Kathleen Kent
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD0502
Released: Dec 17, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611139167
Narrator/s: Ellen Archer
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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In The Wolves of Andover, acclaimed author Kathleen Kent "brings colonial America to life by poking into its dark corners and finding its emotional and personal underpinnings" (Publishers Weekly). Martha Allen, now in her twenties and still unmarried, is sent to work as a servant in her cousin's Massachusetts home. There Martha meets the Welshman Thomas Carrier, a tall and strong indentured servant. Despite rumors that Thomas fled Britain under mysterious circumstances, Martha falls in love with him. But a life together may not be possible when assassins come to their village in search of King Charles I's executioner-a man many believe to be Thomas. ". part historical fiction, part romance, and part suspense. Skillfully meshing these various elements, the author's latest effort is bound to please fans of each."-Booklist

Professional reviews

"Kathleen Kent's meticulous research combines with Ellen Archer's talent for accents and drama to bring seventeenth-century Massachusetts to life. Archer's Welsh-accented portrayal of indentured servant Thomas Carrier helps listeners imagine the tall, silent man who has a mystery in his past. Likewise, Archer aids the listener in imagining Martha Allen--fiercely independent, unmarried--who has been sent to comfort her pregnant cousin and capture a husband. At the beginning of the book Acher's vivid portrait of Cromwell's vicious murder of Charles I during the English Civil War sets the scene for British assassins bound upon revenge who are hunting Thomas in America. Romance, adventure, suspense, and history in this prequel will have listeners seeking out Kent's HERETIC'S DAUGHTER for more. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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