Narrator Julia Whelan gives her voice a dreamy quality that fits this retelling of THE ODYSSEY. Seventeen-year-old Pen offers a female perspective of the classic journey, this time set in the American Southwest in the weeks after an environmental disaster separates Pen from her loved ones. Whelan's performance is expressive enough to allow listeners to keep track of the characters, and she has mastered the intonations of teenage girls. On the other hand, her pace is slightly slow, sometimes disengaging the listener from Pen's search for her family in a strange new world. This dystopian tale, which has elements of sci-fi and magical realism, will appeal most to teens and adults who are familiar with Homer and Greek mythology. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4692-7388-4 $24.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4692-7068-5 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4692-7070-8 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4692-7071-5 $54.97 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4692-7069-2 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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