A plain-spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents - a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother's death in childbirth, so begins a heroine's tale equal parts heartbreak and strength. This girl has been born into a world with no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her with the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have. Filled with fascinating glimpses through the fabled looking glass and a close-up look at hard living in the gritty gun-slinging West, listeners will be enchanted by this story at once familiar and entirely new.
©2014 Catherynne M. Valente (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
I absolutely love this author and thought this was a clever and fun twist on an old story. I hesitated to buy a three hour book but it was definitely worth it!!!
This is a great audiobook. Cat Valente is someone whose career I have followed for some time and this was the first of her books I finally sat down and finished. Julia Whelan's narration went a long way toward accomplishing that. I love retellings and really enjoy retellings of Snow White.
Of course my favorite character was the main character!
Many voices and accents, also texture.
Yes. It also may be possible for some because of length. I tend to pick shorter books for when I have less attention span and this was a good book for this.
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