Circe

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Author(s): Madeline Miller
Awards:2019-Winner-Alex Award,
2019-Fiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal,
2019-Fiction-Shortlist-Women's Prize for Fiction,
New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Apr 10, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100133162
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549171772
Narrator/s: Perdita Weeks
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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Description

The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Madeline Miller
Narrator(s): Perdita Weeks
Product Number DD37343
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549142383
eBook
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Author(s): Madeline Miller
Product Number EB00710236
Released: Apr 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316414647

Professional reviews

"Author Madeline Miller and narrator Perdita Weeks transform the ancient Greek drama of Circe, witch of Aeaea and daughter of Helios, into a fresh and vibrant tale for contemporary listeners. Long depicted as a villainous foil for male heroics, the witch is redeemed and enriched by Miller's nuanced writing. Weeks's cool British intonations and attuned performance capture Circe's evolution from youthful uncertainty amid scorn from richly characterized fellow deities to a confidence earned from centuries of island exile. Her first-person perspective creates intimacy as she engages fabled figures, such as Odysseus and Athena, and grapples with the pleasures and dangers of everyday life. An accompanying PDF identifies the countless gods and goddesses, titans, monsters, and mortals who appear throughout Circe's immortal life. J.R.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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