Heroine by Mary Jane Wells audiobook

Heroine

By Mary Jane Wells
Performed by Mary Jane Wells

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1.46 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781662158407

Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her ten years in the US Army. A survivor of military sexual trauma, hers is a human story exploring healing, forgiveness, and what speaking your truth really means—with grit, lyricism, and necessary black humor. On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sergeant Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Is peace possible? This story contains triggers, strong language, depictions of sexual violence, and graphic content. It is a fully realized story but not without the humor that makes Danna, who refuses to be a figure of tragedy, a fully rounded person. Its intentions are to bring listeners into the heart of Danna’s full experience frankly and responsibly, to give her account the honesty and dignity it deserves, and to tell her story in all its colors. Woven deep into the fabric of Heroine is the rubric that “It is not the event that has the power to define your life but the story you choose to tell about it.” This audiobook is a fully realized radio drama, with fully immersive sound design from sound designer and foley artist Heather Andrews and narration from Audie award-winning narrator Mary Jane Wells. Heroine began as Wells’s solo performance that won a Scottish Theatre Arts Trust Award and a Made in Scotland Award on its world premiere at Assembly Rooms, at The Edinburgh Festival 2018. Heroine’s USA debut was at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, in February 2020.  More details are at heroinetheplay.com, including reviews and press. 

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Summary

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Winner of the 2022 Audie Award for Best Narration of an Original Work

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her ten years in the US Army. A survivor of military sexual trauma, hers is a human story exploring healing, forgiveness, and what speaking your truth really means—with grit, lyricism, and necessary black humor.

On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sergeant Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Is peace possible?

This story contains triggers, strong language, depictions of sexual violence, and graphic content. It is a fully realized story but not without the humor that makes Danna, who refuses to be a figure of tragedy, a fully rounded person. Its intentions are to bring listeners into the heart of Danna’s full experience frankly and responsibly, to give her account the honesty and dignity it deserves, and to tell her story in all its colors. Woven deep into the fabric of Heroine is the rubric that “It is not the event that has the power to define your life but the story you choose to tell about it.”

This audiobook is a fully realized radio drama, with fully immersive sound design from sound designer and foley artist Heather Andrews and narration from Audie award-winning narrator Mary Jane Wells.

Heroine began as Wells’s solo performance that won a Scottish Theatre Arts Trust Award and a Made in Scotland Award on its world premiere at Assembly Rooms, at The Edinburgh Festival 2018. Heroine’s USA debut was at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, in February 2020. 

More details are at heroinetheplay.com, including reviews and press. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wells vocally becomes this ten-year veteran with vibrant, graphic, disturbing accounts of battles and other military experiences, PTSD, and bouts of grief interspersed with healing. Wells’s voice, with its British accent, is primary, and it is backed up by a small cast, sound effects, and music that heightens the tension and the aural experience. This powerful performance by Mary Jane Wells will shock and move listeners as it informs about the aftereffects of military service and its attendant traumas, not only for LGBTQ+ veterans, but also for all those who serve. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Mary Jane Wells

Author Bio: Mary Jane Wells

Mary Jane Wells (a.k.a. McAllister Lee) is a British actress, writer, voice-over artist, and Earphones Award and Audie Award–winning narrator. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she held a recurring role on the BBC’s Half Moon Investigates and narrated the BBC Three television show My Children, which won a Scottish BAFTA.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 1.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English