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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Brooks Wallace Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781436188920
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Life has been difficult for ten-year-old Colley Trevelyan ever since he lost his mother and father in a fatal carriage accident. Most of the servants have been dismissed, and the house feels empty. To make matters worse, soon he will be living with his aunt and uncle who have never liked him. One night he suddenly wakes up wrapped tightly in a rough blanket. As he struggles to free himself, a strange man carries him to a waiting carriage. The next thing Colley knows, he is in London at the dreadful Broggin Home for Boys—and people are calling him Jed Broggin. Why is this happening to him?

Barbara Brooks Wallace packs suspense and plot twists into this tale of a young boy finding a reason to live amidst horrible conditions. Sparrows in the Scullery won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. With narrator Steven Crossley’s dramatic flair and authentic accent, he transports youngsters to historical England to discover what life was like there a hundred years ago.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kailey | 11/25/2012

    " Even with the Gothic style and the doomsday storyline, this book manages to be fun and entertaining. A very good read! "

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About the Author

Barbara Brooks Wallace is an award-winning author of both Victorian mysteries and children’s books. Her work is often compared to Lemony Snicket, Beverly Cleary, and Joan Lowery Nixon. A UCLA graduate, she lives in a nice little house in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.