A Dangerous Woman

Author(s): Mary McGarry Morris
Original Publish Date: Jan 05, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.65 hours)
Product Number: Z100023564
Released: Jan 05, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307734969
Narrator/s: Kimberly Schraf
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Martha Horgan is not like other women. She stares. She has violent crushes on people. She can't stop telling the truth. Martha craves love, independence, and companionship, but her relentless honesty makes her painfully vulnerable to those around her: Frances, her wealthy aunt and begrudging guardian; Birdy, who befriends her, then cruelly rejects her; and Colin Mackey, the seductive man who preys on her desires. Confused and bitter, distrusting even those with her best interests at heart, Martha is propelled into a desperate attempt to gain control over her own life. The sense of impending calamity is almost unbearable in this portrait of a woman who teeters on the edge of madness. "Morris's magnanimous ability to portray her characters with so much tenderness and cruelty may be her novel's finest strength."-Boston Sunday Globe

All formats/editions

Author(s): Mary McGarry Morris
Narrator(s): Ruth Ann Phimister
Product Number Z13984
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501988059
Author(s): Mary McGarry Morris
Product Number EB00714628
Released: Dec 12, 2017
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504048064

Professional reviews

"Martha Horgan is a young woman who has been treated all her life with a mixture of fear, mocking and mean-spiritedness simply because she is odd and doesn't fit in. Kimberly Schraf catches the tone of those who taunt Horgan and drive her to the edge of desperation. Schraf skillfully develops Horgan's voice and personality as a neurotic reflection of the traits and personality of those "normal" people who have influenced her. Schraf narrates in a manner that adds dimension and realism without overreaching. Her speech patterns and cadence suggest a character suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, who can't process the subtleties or ironies of those around her. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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