Forbidden by Eve Bunting audiobook

Forbidden

By Eve Bunting
Read by Alison Larkin

Dreamscape
4.87 Hours Unabridged
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In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She’s told that Eli, the young man she’s attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village’s secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author’s note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

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Summary

Summary

In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She’s told that Eli, the young man she’s attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village’s secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author’s note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Alison Larkin performs this intricate gothic horror story through the eyes of a single character: sixteen-year-old Josie, who has been orphaned and sent to live with her uncle and aunt in a small fishing village on the Scottish shore. The village and her family are unnervingly odd, and danger and frightening magic surround her. Larkin’s voice—tiny, breathy, and lilting—makes the sheltered Josie sound younger than her years. But Larkin populates the small town with a terrific variety of characters: snooty, curious, ditzy, or dependable, all with mild Scottish accents. The villains of the story sound as harried and tired as hard-working islanders should. Larkin’s performance makes for a terrifically dramatic climax.” AudioFile
“Bunting has written a taut page-turner full of an eeriness that would be at home in any piece of gothic literature. The result is an atmospheric, otherworldly mystery best absorbed in one sitting.” Booklist
“An excellent introduction to the gothic genre and a satisfyingly eerie read.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Eve Bunting

Author Bio: Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal–winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 4.87
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English