Behind the Mic: On The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black, Read by Barrie Kreinik
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss a New Novel for Lovers of The Crown and WWII Alternative History
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Dive into an alternative history where Princess Elizabeth and Margaret were sent to Clonmillis Hall in Ireland during the London Blitz. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this new look at World War II from Benjamin Black. Barrie Kreinik narrates with admirable skill, giving the secreted away “Ellen” and “Mary” believable voices, with an imperial no-nonsense voice for the future queen, while Mary vibrates through a range of voices, always letting her feelings show. The unwilling hosts, their help, and the townspeople all come to life with distinct Irish lilts..
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