The Star of Kazan

  • by Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by Ruth Jones
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her.And sure enough, one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door. After years of guilt and searching, Annika's mother has come to claim her daughter, who is in fact a Prussian aristocrat and whose true home is a great castle. But at crumbling, spooky Spittal, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her new-found family.Eva Ibbotson's hugely entertaining story is a timeless classic for readers young and old.

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not recommended for pleasure

Eva ibbotson's books have been favorites of mine for years. unfortunately, the performance in this audio book rather killed it for me. the accents were inconsistent & there for distracting & the melody played in between each chapter was depressing
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- shmuel

Really Lovely

I had never heard of this book until now, as a mother, and wish I had read it in my childhood. The memorable characters and mysterious storyline kept me and my son and daughter (9 and 8) fascinated.
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- Kat L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2008
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.