The story of Josephine, a young woman who arrives at the Salpêtreière asylum in Paris to be treated for amnesia and hysteria, is narrated beautifully by Kiiri Sandy. Switching seamlessly from English to French as needed, Sandy gives both Josephine and her attendant, Laure, voices that are distinctly different from the deeper, authoritative speech of Doctor Jean-Martin Charcot. Using hypnosis, Charcot puts Josephine on the stage from which he lectures the public on hysteria, a widespread diagnosis of the time. As Josephine's memory returns, Sandy's narration brings a sense of urgency and suspense that pulls the listener through the compelling story. This satisfying audiobook will please fans of historical fiction, mysteries, and feminist issues. C.F. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593668498 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593668504 $95.00
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