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June 2022

Gallant

By V. E. Schwab, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
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The low, husky voice of actor Julian Rhind-Tutt makes listening to V. E. Schwab’s Gallant a unique pleasure.
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There are times when only a gothic novel will do, and such times call for Gallant (7.5 hours) by V. E. Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series. Everything you could possibly want is present in Schwab’s latest standalone: a mysterious manuscript, a haunted house (the titular Gallant) and an unlikely heroine in the form of Olivia Prior, the orphan who unravels Gallant’s secrets.

Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt delivers an outstanding performance as the audiobook narrator. As a veteran film and voice actor, he brings nuance and sensitivity to his reading, with a low, husky voice that makes listening to Gallant a unique pleasure. Rhind-Tutt sounds like he’s sitting with you in a darkened room, confiding a secret so profound that only you, his listener, can be trusted with it.

Read our review of the print edition of Gallant.

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Gallant

Gallant

By V. E. Schwab, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Greenwillow
ISBN 9780063220751

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