Cradle and All

James Patterson, read by Rebecca Soler and Edoardo Ballerini. Hachette Audio, , unabridged, 6 CDs, 7.5 hrs., $25 ISBN 978-1-4789-1239-2
This updated YA adaptation of Patterson’s 2000 thriller is built on a powerful premise: two pregnant teens, Kathleen of Newport, R.I., and Colleen of Maam Cross, Ireland, are medically confirmed to be virgins. This and further otherworldly occurrences (plagues, droughts) seem to conform to a prophecy given by the Blessed Mother Mary at her 1917 apparition in Fatima, Portugal, that two virgin births would occur, one the Son of God, the other the son of Satan. The Roman Catholic Church assigns Fathers Rosetti and O’Carroll to authenticate the medical claims, while a Boston cardinal hires private detective Anne Fitzgerald. Anne, the novel’s protagonist, is a former nun who gave up the calling because of feelings she had for Father O’Carroll. Her chapters, first-person accounts, are narrated by Soler, an actress who, though her Boston accent is acceptable, sounds a bit too young and too sweet for a practicing PI, even one who’d formerly carried a rosary instead of a gun. Reader Ballerini handles the objective, third-person chapters, which follow the grueling progress of Father Rosetti, whose Italian accent thickens during his many moments of extreme stress in encounters with a deep-voiced Satanic figure. Age 15–up. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 12/05/2016
Release date: 09/01/2016
Genre: Audio
Hardcover - 336 pages - 978-0-316-69061-4
Hardcover - 305 pages - 978-1-56895-879-8
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-446-16967-7
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-606-28790-6
Open Ebook - 978-0-446-50757-8
Mass Market Paperbound - 384 pages - 978-0-446-60940-1
Paperback - 454 pages - 978-0-316-07294-6
Open Ebook - 978-0-446-40932-2
Ebook - 978-0-446-50761-5
Ebook - 978-0-446-40862-2
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-57042-858-6
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-57042-860-9
Paperback - 468 pages - 978-0-7472-6698-3
Compact Disc - 978-1-57042-861-6
Hardcover - 978-0-316-69314-1
Open Ebook - 207 pages - 978-0-446-59143-0
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 978-0-446-50760-8
Prebound-Other - 355 pages - 978-0-613-70698-8
Paperback - 455 pages - 978-0-7553-4943-2
Hardcover - 336 pages
Show other formats
FORMATS
Discover what to read next
TIP SHEET
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X
X