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PHAEDRA

by | Read by Julia Atwood, Jade Wheeler, Mark Owen, Nicky Endres, Leon Nixon, Mary Helen Gallucci, Erin deWard

Fantasy • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

A feminist reimagining of the plight of Phaedra in this audiobook highlights the power dynamics that characterize many Greek myths. Through a series of misfortunes, Phaedra is married to Theseus. It's a loveless marriage, and she faces a bleak future. Rather than be branded a seductress, Phaedra accuses her stepson, Hippolytus, of raping her. He is convicted, but, ultimately, she is seen as a guilty outsider. Written in the format of a Greek tragedy, the story includes many points of view. The group of narrators greatly aid the listener in distinguishing the voices and creating a distinctive chorus. A number of Greek names, for example, Poseidon, are given nonstandard pronunciations. Kudos to the publisher for identifying the roles of each narrator in the credits. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2023

DD ISBN 9781666628258 $17.99

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