The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein audiobook

The Pearl Thief

By Elizabeth Wein
Read by Maggie Service

Bolinda Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781489403681

  • ISBN: 9781489403681

Runtime: 0.00 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family – Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember – loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing.

This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Maggie Service’s Scottish accents reflect this novel’s strong sense of place…Service embodies all the emotions in the first-person narrative…Service captures the rhythms of the mystery that consumes Julie…Service heightens the tension as the twists and turns multiply, never losing the story’s emotions and elegant language. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Each thread of this novel is exquisitely woven.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A finely crafted book that brings one girl’s coming-of-age story to life.” Booklist (starred review)
“A must for Verity fans and a good read for those who enjoy mystery with a touch of romance.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Another ripping yarn from a brilliant author.” Kirkus Reviews(starred review)
“Fans of period drama…will appreciate this as an absorbing read that leads them inexorably to the next book.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Wein

Author Bio: Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein is the author of several books, including Code Name Verity, winner of the Edgar Award in the Young Adult category and a Printz Medal Honor Book; Rose Under Fire, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and Black Dove, White Raven, winner of the Children’s Africana Book Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 0.00
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English