This is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful and sad pieces of writing that I have ever read, and I hope everyone else loves it as much as I did.
The character of Baba Yaga was with out a doubt my favorite character in this book. She is crass and powerful and wise and sarcastic. Everything that you would expect from an immortal sorceress that has lept from the pages of Russian myth.
I could *not* get into this book in print, but the audio version transformed it into easily one of my favorite audiobooks of all time (out of about 160 I've listened to).
There's a beautiful romanticized nostalgia for an America never really existed, but we like to pretend that it did, underpinning the whole book. Seanan's writing and Amy Landon's narration transports the listener to a different world. A shadow world that rests just beneath the one we live in, and that stays with you long after you're done listening.
Easily Rose. The book is written in the first person, and Ms. Landon brings Rose to life in a way that made me feel like Rose was talking to ME personally, not just the faceless audience.
Not necessarily, no. The book is really a collection of connected shot stories, and I loved that I could listen to as many or as few as I like, and pick things up again with ease.
That said, I pretty much did. Listening to it over the course of one day.
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