A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear, Read by Orlagh Cassidy
A New Adventure with Maisie Dobbs
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Narrator Orlagh Cassidy uses her talents with accents and voices to draw listeners into the world of the indomitable Maisie Dobbs in A Sunlit Weapon. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss the latest historical mystery from Jacqueline Winspear. In addition to masterfully delivering the diverse personalities of the returning characters, Cassidy provides a convincing voice for the visiting American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Winspear, partnered with Cassidy, dramatically conveys the emotional impact of war on the soldiers and their families, introduces listeners to courageous female WWII pilots, and delves into the ways racism impacted Black soldiers stationed in the UK.
This episode of Behind the Mic is sponsored by the audiobook editions of Sherryl Woods’s Sweet Magnolias series. With the new season available to watch now on Netflix, now is the time to listen to the entire Sweet Magnolias audiobook series, all brought to you by Dreamscape Media. For more information about Sweet Magnolias, please visit www.Dreamscapepublishing.com