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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Library Edition) Audio CD – Unabridged, June 1, 2010

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Starred Review. Since the mysterious death of four family members, the superstitious Mary Katherine "Merricat" Blackwood, her ailing uncle Julian, and agoraphobic sister Constance have lived in a bizarre but contented state of isolation. But when cousin Charles arrives in search of the Blackwood fortune, a terrible family secret is revealed. Bernadette Dunne's reading is flawlessly paced and suspenseful. The voices she provides the cast of characters are spot on: precocious Merricat is haunted and increasingly desperate; Constance is doting but detached; Uncle Julian is both pleasantly dotty and utterly unnerving; and Charles is the conniving villain listeners will love to hate. A treat for fans of mystery and suspense.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged library edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1441734260
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1441734266
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.64 x 1.17 x 6.3 inches
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