Don't look for happy endings in these five fairytale-themed stories. Instead they offer thoughtful contemporary impressions of classic works. In "The Prince and the Troll," narrator Rebecca Lowman's lilting voice and endearing laugh are captivating--as the prince discovers. Kimberly Woods is authentic in "Hazel and Gray," a frightening cautionary tale based on "Hansel and Gretel." Hazel and Gray are in love; things in the forest go very badly. The large cast of "The Princess Game" delivers a murder mystery that unfolds via police interviews. It's anxious, desperate, and edge-of-your-seat creepy. Kate Rudd narrates "The Cleaners" with an eerie detachment that fits it. The title characters glean others' memories--one cleans, one removes, one investigates. All are damaged. Frankie Corzo delivers "The Wickeds," a story of wicked stepmothers. Be advised: These stories contain mature content. L.T. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781713554899 $13.99
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