Library Ed. Recorded Books 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4906-1557-8 $46.75 Four CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4906-1558-5 $42.00
Narrator Jessica Almasy provides a haunting delivery of a story that weaves historical fiction, Scandinavian fairy tales, and a coming-of-age theme. Thirteen-year-old Astri's life has taken a bad turn: After her father goes to America and her mother dies, her aunt sells her to a cruel, hunchbacked goatherd for two gold coins and a goat's haunch. Almasy voices the dark undertones of the story. She doesn't hold back in showing Astri's complicated character--an unsettling mix of kindness, conniving, and ruthlessness born from the need to survive. S.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]
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