Girls of Paper and Fire

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.38 hours)
Product Number: Z100142272
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549176364
Narrator/s: Allison Hiroto
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Description

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It's the highest honor they could hope for ... and the most demeaning. This year, there's a ninth. And instead of paper, she's made of fire. In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after-the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable-she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.

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Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Nov 06, 2018

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Product Number EB00719712
Released: Nov 06, 2018
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Publisher: jimmy patterson
ISBN: #9780316561402

Professional reviews

"Narrated by Allison Hiroto, this Asian-culture-influenced fantasy audiobook follows teenager Lei as she is kidnapped from her village and forced to become part of the demon king's harem of Paper Girls. Though living in opulence and splendor, Lei finds there are horrors awaiting her--as well as an unexpected love. While Hiroto possesses a pleasant voice, her narration leaves much to be desired. Her delivery is frequently unsuitable to the the action in the story. In particular, her performance lacks the appropriate emotion for the more intense scenes. Her slow pacing and lack of character differentiation further disengage the listener. This is a disappointing performance of what could have been a stellar production. A.L.S.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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