Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2008
CD ISBN 9780061661556 $39.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2008
CS ISBN 9781436140942 $98.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436140966 $123.75 Ten CDs
Towner Whitney admits that she's crazy, coming from a long line of eccentrics in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. But when her great-aunt Eva dies in an apparent drowning accident, Towner is forced to confront her past and reconstruct her future with the help of a guardian ghost, a modern-day witch, a confused detective, a predator preacher, and fortune-telling lace. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan uses tone and pacing to make this unusual cast of characters completely believable—even the ghost. In addition, her straightforward voicing of Towner provides this character with the credibility needed to give the surprise ending extra zing. Salem is the perfect setting for this crazy-quilt expedition into the meaning of reality, and Bresnahan is the perfect choice for guiding listeners through this mesmerizing journey of self-discovery. S.D. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]
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