The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis, Read by Erin Bennett and Lisa Flanagan
A Literary Mystery Set in the New York Public Library
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Erin Bennett and Lisa Flanagan provide a smooth and entertaining narration of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, a historical mystery set inside the New York Public Library. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Fiona Davis’s story featuring two timeframes set out like diary entries. Erin Bennett voices John Lyons, the library’s superintendent, and his wife, Laura, a pioneering journalist and essayist, who lived and worked in the library in 1913. The story shifts to the granddaughter, Sadie, who curates the library’s rare book collection in 1993. Lisa Flanagan voices Sadie and Nick, a dashing detective who aids in Sadie’s investigation for missing books.
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