Beneficence by Meredith Hall, Read by Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, and Rachel Jacobs
A Beautiful, Haunting Story
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Narrators Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, and Rachel Jacobs channel each member of the close-knit Senter family. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Meredith Hall’s audiobook, Beneficence, told with stunning performances that put listeners in the heart of the family before, during, and after a tragedy that changes the family forever. Set in the years spanning 1933 to the 1960s on a family farm in Maine and told in individual monologues, this beautiful, haunting story, performed with sensitivity, is best enjoyed on audio. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
Lew Wallace’s Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ could be said to be the first American blockbuster. Jeff Harding’s vivid reading combines all the best elements of popular classic, epic and action story against a background of authoritative historical detail. Celebrate this Easter season with a “heart-of-the-book” production from Naxos AudioBooks.