Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary by Laura Stanfill, Read by Graham Halstead
A Galloping Historical Novel
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Graham Halstead performs Laura Stanfill’s Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary audiobook with the right balance of storyteller and conspirator. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss an immersive novel set primarily in rural France in the 19th century. Halstead narrates the galloping historical novel with just the right pace and intonation. Music runs through the text as well, as the family business of Heri Blanchard is crafting serinettes, small hand organs used to teach male canaries to sing. A fine and fun listen.