Here's a retelling of Cinderella--but set in a Downton-like abbey, with zombies! Narrator Gabrielle de Cuir's deep, smoky voice fits Ella's practicality, toughness, and good humor in the face of horror. And there is horror--for not only is Ella's father a shell-shocked veteran of WWI but also zombies (called "vermin") roam the British countryside. And Ella is adept at killing them. De Cuir portrays Ella's wicked stepmother as a velvety-smooth villain, while the stepsisters are daft twits with upper-class accents. Seth, the duke (think Prince Charming), sounds well bred and calm. De Cuir's excellent narration makes listening to this "fairy tale with a scary twist" a fun diversion. G.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio/ Skyboat Media 2016
CD ISBN 978-1-5047-4232-0 $29.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5047-4234-4 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio/ Skyboat Media 2016
CD ISBN 9781504742313 $76.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504742337 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504742168 multiple sources
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