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  • Once Upon a River

  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

A body always tells a story - but this child’s was a blank page. Rita reached for the lantern. She trained its light on the child’s face. "Who are you?" she murmured, but the face said as little as the rest of her. It was impossible to tell whether, in life, these blunt and unfinished features had borne the imprint of prettiness, timid watchfulness, or sly mischief. If there had once been curiosity or placidity or impatience here, life had not had time to etch it into permanence. Only a very short time ago, the body and soul of this little girl had still been securely attached.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed thoroughly... one minor glitch

  • By Jen817 on 12-27-18

Wonderful Audiobook!

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Reviewed: 02-08-19

While searching for my next audiobook, I discovered "Once Upon a River" simply because I wanted to hear a book read by Juliet Stevenson. What an enjoyable experience to hear this clever tale read in so many voices and all done by Miss Stevenson! I don't want it to end. How does she do it? I know she's an acclaimed actress and I shouldn't be surprised how amazing she is in her reading of this book! I must run...I'm almost at the end and I'm prolonging it! Enjoy!!

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