Narrator Natalie Portman rises to the challenge of telling an unsettling story, maintaining a steady pace that leaves no time for surprise or shock. Celina, a doll, is left to endure a horrific evening when her owner is distracted by a kitten and leaves her on the beach. Portman moves listeners from one bizarre moment to the next. Seen from Celina's vantage point, the beach attendant has unpleasant eyes--and worse. Portman delivers Celina's monologue with an ethereal eeriness that details her despondency at finding herself all alone and having to endure a nighttime storm, fire and waves, and the arrival of a dark animal at dawn--before a happy ending. A.R. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2017]
Trade Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781441700681 $19.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4417-3620-8 $14.99
Library Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781441700636 $28.00 One CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781441700995 $19.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781441701060 multiple sources
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