A feminist reimagining of the plight of Phaedra in this audiobook highlights the power dynamics that characterize many Greek myths. Through a series of misfortunes, Phaedra is married to Theseus. It's a loveless marriage, and she faces a bleak future. Rather than be branded a seductress, Phaedra accuses her stepson, Hippolytus, of raping her. He is convicted, but, ultimately, she is seen as a guilty outsider. Written in the format of a Greek tragedy, the story includes many points of view. The group of narrators greatly aid the listener in distinguishing the voices and creating a distinctive chorus. A number of Greek names, for example, Poseidon, are given nonstandard pronunciations. Kudos to the publisher for identifying the roles of each narrator in the credits. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2023
DD ISBN 9781666628258 $17.99
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