Sunday, November 29, 2015

Walking and Listening to "Serafina and the Black Cloak"

Beatty, Robert. Serafina and the Black Cloak. Listening Library. 2015. 

Hidden in the basement of Biltmore Castle is Serafina, Chief Rat Catcher. No one knows of her existence except her father who has warned her to stay out of sight of others. However staying hidden becomes impossible after Serafina sees what horrifying things a man in a black cloak does to a young girl one evening  Immediately telling her father what she has seen, he doesn't believe her, thinking it's just one of her stories. Serafina knows what she has seen and while out investigating she meets Braden Vanderbilt, who tells her of another child who went missing two weeks earlier. Convinced the events are linked, Serafina and Braden decide they need to figure out who is behind this before more children go missing.

Cassandra Castle narrates this book, keeping her voice at a fairly even keel throughout. There are slight changes in tone to show emotion but for the most part, things seem to stay intentionally slow and steady to build anticipation and lead you further down the story path.

I took this picture one morning while out walking. I loved the driftwood structure and tree someone had created.

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