Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2016
DD ISBN $24.95
Nell, the first-person narrator telling this story, grew up in an isolated religious community in Appalachia. It may take some listeners a while to get past the twang of her accent and go with the story, but performer Khristine Hvam is to be congratulated for a remarkable job nailing and sustaining Nell's accent. She even delivers the subtle change in Nell's voice when she draws on her "church-speak" for effect. Although Nell dominates, the other characters are also well portrayed--Hvam's depiction of a Grindylow's chatter is nothing short of delightful. Fans of Faith Hunter's previous novels will welcome this extension of her fantasy series, but new listeners will also enjoy this exploring this world. D.L.Y. 2018 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2018]
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