The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro audiobook

The Shape of Water

By Guillermo del Toro  and Daniel Kraus
Read by Jenna Lamia

Macmillan Audio 9781250165343
13.48 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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*Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture* *Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director* Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking audiobook. The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature. Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water weaves together fantasy, horror, and romance to create a tale that is equally gripping on the big screen, and as an audio performance. Prepare for an experience unlike anything you've ever heard or seen. Praise for The Shape of Water audiobook: "This is a beautifully written tale filled with lush descriptions and poetic language, perfect for savoring on audio. Listeners new to the story will be enchanted, but even those who've seen the movie will be drawn into this first-rate adaptation of the poignant tale." — Booklist, starred review "Jenna Lamia's luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative." — AudioFile Magazine

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

*Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture*

*Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director*

Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking audiobook.

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.


Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water weaves together fantasy, horror, and romance to create a tale that is equally gripping on the big screen, and as an audio performance.


Prepare for an experience unlike anything you've ever heard or seen.

Praise for The Shape of Water audiobook:

"This is a beautifully written tale filled with lush descriptions and poetic language, perfect for savoring on audio. Listeners new to the story will be enchanted, but even those who've seen the movie will be drawn into this first-rate adaptation of the poignant tale." — Booklist, starred review

"Jenna Lamia's luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative." — AudioFile Magazine

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Jenna] Lamia, a talented reader, gives Elisa a vulnerable tone that’s almost heartbreaking...In addition to her flawless character voices, Lamia reads with increasing emotion and intensity as the story's tension builds. This is a beautifully written tale filled with lush descriptions and poetic language, perfect for savoring on audio. Listeners new to the story will be enchanted, but even those who've seen the movie will be drawn into this first-rate adaptation of the poignant tale." Booklist, Starred Review
"Jenna Lamia's luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative. AudioFile
“Jenna Lamia’s luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative…Expertly giving voice to the characters’ innermost thoughts, Lamia reveals their courage and grit. Her characterization of Elisa is achingly beautiful as she gently portrays the woman’s distinctive blend of innocence and insight. Secondary characters, Elisa’s friends, who are also outcasts, are depicted in a way that highlights their magnificent loyalty and strength.” AudioFile
"[A] phenomenally enrapturing and reverberating work of art.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Guillermo del Toro

Author Bio: Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1964. A film prodigy dedicated to Latin American cinema, he went on to make his own short films and soon earned a place on Time magazine’s list of the “50 Young Leaders for the New Millenium.” He has been hailed by the New York Times as an “amazing writer and director…in the first rank of world filmmakers.”

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Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Author Bio: Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus, writer, editor, and filmmaker, is the acclaimed author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volumes One and Two, The Monster Variations, Rotter, and Scowler. With filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, he wrote Trollhunters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 13.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English