Island Beneath the Sea

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100010170
Released: Apr 27, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061997556
Narrator/s: S. Epatha Merkerson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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"Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers." - Los Angeles Times From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (InEs of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

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Author(s): Isabel Allende
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2010

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Author(s): Isabel Allende
Product Number EB00233445
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062002891

Professional reviews

"This story of prostitution, colonialism, and a woman's quest to live independently is told with feeling by S. Epatha Merkerson. Her slightly deep voice lends the novel a mythical quality, illustrating the spirit of the times in the late eighteenth century. Merkerson deals adeptly with the French names scattered throughout the text without breaking the rhythm of the story. She also varies her pace, speeding up and slowing down to indicate shifts in viewpoint from female to male characters. The different emphases also ensure that listeners can differentiate the wide-ranging cast throughout the span of the story, which includes two main characters as well as several who appear only in brief scenes. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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