Carlotta Brentan's skill is remarkable. She conveys compassion, fear, and mounting dread simultaneously. A young couple set off on a boating expedition with only themselves as crew. During an unexpected storm they find themselves marooned on an abandoned island. Soon they are forced to carry out acts of banal violence, including the hunting of penguins to survive. Large cruise ships pass by just out of reach as the couple take refuge in an abandoned research station. Thwarted by nature and their own lack of experience, the pair are pushed to the brink. Autissier's audiobook doesn't look away from agonizing events and crushing choices. Brentan's performance fully embraces these heartbreaking moments layered with deep psychological reflection. The impact is dynamic and human. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593683903 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593683910 $57.00
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