Elissa Elliott, , read by Sandra Burr, Tanya Sirois, Ellen Grafton. . Brilliance Audio, $38.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4233-7848-8
Elliott’s disjointed narrative recounts the story of the Judeo-Christian tradition’s first family from the creation of Adam to the murder of Abel, with an iconoclastic twist—the events are seen through the eyes of Eve and her daughters. While most of the characters lack depth, the story still manages a compelling interpretation, and the audio production improves upon the original text. With three different narrators performing the roles of Eve and her daughters, the production adds nuanced tones and more distinct personalities. From the somber and saddened Eve to the recalcitrant and scheming Naava and the optimistic and endearing Dara, the narrators enrich these points of view with a range of vocal shifts and cues that move characters beyond Elliott’s superficiality.
Reviewed on: 03/02/2009