Burning Bright

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tracy Chevalier

Narrated By: Jill Tanner

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: March 2007

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

From the author of the international bestseller Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, comes a stirring eighteenth-century coming-of-age tale

In the waning days of eighteenth-century London, poet, artist, and printer William Blake works in obscurity as England is rocked by the shock waves of the French Revolution. Next door, the Kellaway family has just moved in, and country boy Jem Kellaway strikes up a tentative friendship with street-savvy Maggie Butterfield. As their stories intertwine with Blake's, the two children navigate the confusing and exhilarating path to adolescence, and inspire the poet to create the work that enshrined his genius.

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  • MaryLou

    Boring, Boring, Boring! Whew. Suffered through to find there was nothing at the end.

  • Diana

    Not as interesting as I had hoped, hard to get involved with the story. I will try reading the book instead.

  • paula

    This book, though well written and excellently narrated, could not keep my interest. The storyline was the disappointment. It really did not have any type of climax, and I spent the entire time waiting for something to happen. It just kind of meandered through until it fizzled out at the end. Since it took place in the tumultuous period of the French Revolution, you would think the writer would have captured some of the energy of that time, but did not succeed. Not a terrible book, but slightly boring.