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Frances

Pink Parabola

KINGSPORT, TN, United States

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  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Karen Russell
    • Narrated By Ariel Sitrick, Zach McLarty, Patrick Mackie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia", two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers", a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ).

    S. Myers says: "Killed by casting"
    "Fun & entertaining stories.....with one complaint."
    Overall

    I'm not quite finished with these stories but feel compelled to comment at this point anyway. So far, so good. I have really enjoyed these, some more than others, but all of them are fun with layers that make you really feel for the main characters. The story "The City of Shells" however fell flat. Probably because the narrator mispronounces a word that is used over and over again. The word "conch", which is a shell so of course it's integral to this story, is mis-pronounced with a soft "ch". In reality it is pronounced "konk". It's a small detail but for a longtime resident of the Florida Keys it's an annoyance to hear it mispronounced repeatedly. When I hear it said wrong by a tourist I forgive them their ignorance. But someone paid to narrate a story should do their homework. That said, I'm sure the few stories I have left won't disappoint. I look forward to hearing them.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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