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Audiobook Review: Incantation by Alice Hoffman

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Genre: Historical

Release Date: 10/1/2007

About the Book: During the Spanish Inquisition, Estrella who was brought up as a Catholic, discovers her families secrets which could bring on tragic results.

GreenBeanTeenQueen: I know it's not Friday, but I listened to this audiobook yesterday and thought I'd review it. I picked up Incantation based on the short length and the pretty cover. It was three hours long so I thought I could get through it in one day. I didn't know anything else about it or about Alice Hoffman. Now I'll be sure to pick up more books by this author!

This may be a short read, but it packs a lot of emotion into it's three short discs. I'll try not to give anything away. Estrella is a strong character and one you feel sympathetic towards. Alice Hoffman has a way of making you feel the characters emotions which made this one a great read. There's sadness, but there's also hope, there's romance and jealously. Like I said, this short novel packs a lot into it!!

Because of the narrator's accent, it took me awhile to get used to her narration, but once I did I found her reading to be very enjoyable. Jenna Lamia won an award for her narration of The Secret Life of Bees and it's easy to see why. Her voice is easy to listen to and has an almost magical quality that brings the story to life. I've already checked out another audiobook narrated by her.

If you're looking for a short emotional historical read, I would suggest Incantation.


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