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Midwest Book Review, December 2016

Read by film and theater actor Sean Barrett, The Go-Between is the unabridged audiobook edition of the classic 1953 novel by L.P. Hartley, which has also been adapted to stage and screen. …The Go-Between is poignant, dramatic, and highly recommended especially for personal and public library audiobook collections. © 2016 Midwest Book review Read complete review

AudioFile, September 2016

Narrator Seán Barrett brings his range and sensitivity to this classic coming-of-age novel in which an older man rediscovers his childhood diary. Barrett’s natural rhythm contemporizes any anachronisms, and his ability to shift between the weariness of the elderly protagonist and the curiosity and vibrancy of the youth he remembers sounds effortless. As the novel journeys into the heartaches of adolescence, Barrett uses his considerable experience to retain the sense of clandestine intimacy that comes with the writing of a diary. Never overstating emotion, Barrett’s reading lulls the listener into a sense of security, making the dramatic events that follow all the more dynamic. He perfectly echoes Hartley’s tone—seamlessly weaving romance, drama, and the verve of youth in this timeless Victorian story. © 2016 AudioFile

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