With enunciation so sharp it could carve a glass slipper, Zura Johnson deftly navigates the twists and turns of this fractured fairy tale based loosely upon "Cinderella." The story is told from the point of view of Ash, whom Johnson embodies with a posh British accent and an unassuming tone that shifts smoothly to biting wit. Johnson delivers an impressive array of male and female voices that enliven the colorful characters Ash encounters as she infiltrates the royal court through a political gambit cooked up by her stepmother and stepsisters. While lengthy periods of introspection occasionally stymie the plot, Johnson's consistent characterizations and expert pacing cast a vocal spell, keeping listeners engaged throughout. E.E. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593743003 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593743010 $95.00
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