The Flint Heart V2The Flint Heart

Katherine Paterson, John Paterson
Unabridged, 4 hrs 9 mins

Publisher: Brilliance Audio, ©2011
2012 Audie Award Finalist


“Narrator Ralph Lister’s tone is warm and authoritative—like a nice cup of hot toddy—a style that is perfect for a story set in England in 1910.  Twelve-year-old Charles and 5-year-old Unity undertake a quest to get rid of the Flint Heart, which turned their father into a cold and conniving person.  Lister’s vocal characterizations are excellent. Every affectation reflects and enhances the characters.  The toads are coarse, members of the fairy court haughty, and the sentient hot-water bottle sounds as though he suffers a head cold.  Lister’s performance is both familiar and fresh, qualities particularly suited to this utterly charming, classic tale. In an afterword, Katherine Paterson describes how this “freely adapted” retelling came to be.”

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