Egg & Spoon

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gregory Maguire

Narrated By: Michael Page

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2014

Duration: 12 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family on their way to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg—a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and—in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured—a wise-cracking Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs. Master storyteller Gregory Maguire surpasses himself in this dazzling novel for listeners of all ages.

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