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THE HEROINES

by | Read by Charlotte Parry

Fiction • 8 hrs • Unabridged • ©

The premise of Eileen Favorite's first novel is intriguing: heroines from some of the great works of literature take breaks from their books and enjoy some R&R at a bed-and-breakfast. After establishing this, however, the book has a hard time deciding what it wants to be. In turn, it displays aspects of a juvenile adventure, a fantasy, a bodice-ripper, and a psychological thriller, with no genre ultimately dominating. Narrator Charlotte Parry's difficulties handling the text may stem from this confusion. She presents the voice of the first-person narrator, a 13-year-old girl, well enough. But the other characters, from Scarlett O'Hara to an Irish warlord, and everyone in between, offer a challenge that Parry's range of accents and dramatic ability fail to meet convincingly. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-8532-6 $41.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-8534-0 $44.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN $29.37

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1428185319 $61.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1428185333 $77.75 • Seven CDs

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