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Tracy

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  • The Accursed

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (68)

    Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the 20th century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man - a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil.

    Jacqueline says: "Social Issues Abound in Mixed Genre--"
    "disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Accursed better?

    there were far too many "author commentaries" that detracted from the story. And, although I understand it was an historical novel, there we're too many present day references to women being the weaker gender.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another historical piece.


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