"In a story that is never quite what it seems, narrator Angela Goethals delivers an enchanting performance as the voice of 16-year-old Mary Shelley Black. In San Diego in the last months of WWI, Mary Shelley faces life on the home front, the dreaded Spanish influenza, and the full force of human desperation in the face of loss and tragedy. Goethals narrates at a slow, hypnotic pace, particularly when delivering Mary ShelleyÕs thoughts or her haunting dreams and visions of her lost love, Stephen. Her voice shows a maturity and strength that match Mary ShelleyÕs character and resolve, and she portrays all the supporting characters with unique voices. The story of Mary Shelley and Stephen is revealed slowly through memories, letters, and interactions with the spirit world. E.N. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"