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* The Seer of Shadows (unabr.). 5 cassettes or 5 CDs. 5:45 hrs. Recorded Books. 2008. cassette, ISBN 978-1-4361-3725-6: $33.75; CD, ISBN 978-1-4361-3730-0: $46.75.
Gr 5-7--Avi's gothic tale (HarperCollins, 2008) about a young man, raised by abolitionist parents in New York City in 1872, who becomes apprenticed to an unscrupulous and prejudiced photographer is ably realized by narrator Stephen Boyer who captures the initial innocence of Horace Carpetine and then his growing awareness and skepticism about his boss who is laying to convince a wealthy patron that he has captured the image of her deceased daughter, Eleanora, in a …