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Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey's gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare's masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters. Contains mature themes.

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A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe.

We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so-called savage Prospero chained to his will?

In this incredible retelling of the fantastical tale, Jacqueline Carey shows listeners the other side of the coin—the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. The two find solace and companionship in each other as Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge.

Always under Prospero's jealous eye, Miranda and Caliban battle the dark, unknowable forces that bind them to the island even as the pangs of adolescence create a new awareness of each other and their doomed relationship.

Contains mature themes.

"Alex Wyndham's portrayal of Caliban, the wild boy whom Prospero attempts to tame and enslave, is emotionally vivid, evoking the boy's curiosity and fear, wonder and loneliness. Gemma Dawson's rhythmic cadence and more restrained delivery highlight Miranda's roots in the European gentry, creating a stark contrast between the protagonists." ---AudioFile

"Carey evokes the same stunning worldbuilding and imagery of her 'Kushiel's Legacy' and 'Sundering' series, as she stirs new emotions from an old story and reveals another side to Shakespeare's epic play." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"Miranda and Caliban, both narrators with distinct voices, are given rich inner lives through Carey’s delicate, sensitive portrayal." ---Booklist

“Intriguing and impressive” ---Kirkus

"Carey turns Shakespeare’s Tempest on its head, in ways that are always supportable by the original text, with this brilliant deconstruction." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Miranda and Caliban

Author Jacqueline Carey

Narrated by Alex Wyndham, Gemma Dawson

Publication date Feb 14, 2017

Running time 11 hrs

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