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by Alix Christie | Read by Robert Petkoff

Much as Peter Schoeffer, former scribe turned apprentice to Johann Gutenberg, renders words beautifully on vellum in this historical novel, narrator Robert Petkoff delivers crisp lines, sweeping strokes, light flourishes, or dramatic touches as he narrates. Nothing in author Alix Christie’s text stirs without doing likewise in Petkoff’s delivery, strengthening each scene in the listener’s mind. The effects are neither forced nor overdone. As Petkoff interprets the text, his narration decidedly contributes to the enjoyment of this novel, which tells the story of the invention of printing and the social and political context out of which it arose. K.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine