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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeline Miller Narrator: Perdita Weeks Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9781478975311
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The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An epic spanning thousands of years that’s also a keep-you-up-all-night page-turner.”

    Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant.”

    Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Magic, adventure, and mythology—this one’s got it all.”

    Bustle

  • “This gorgeous novel…is a moving tale of a woman finding herself and struggling with family loyalties.”

    Real Simple

  • “This epic, fantastical tale explores what it means when a woman stands alone to face her family and her gods in defense of who she is.”

    Signature

  • “Drawing on the mythology of the classical world, Miller deftly weaves episodes of war, treachery, monsters, gods, demigods, heroes, and mortals…[An] absorbing and atmospheric read.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “For readers of historical and mythological drama or anyone who loves a strong female lead.”

    Library Reads

  • “Circe’s world treats females, particularly nymphs, as currency at best and objects at worst. She must fight to walk a different path. Ambitious in scope, Circe is above all the chronicle of an outsider woman who uses her power and wits to protect herself and the people she loves, ultimately looking within to define herself. Readers will savor the message of standing against a hostile world and forging a new way.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “Miller transforms the mythical witch Circe into a feminist icon…[who] learns to embrace her powers.”

    BookPage

  • Written with power and grace, this enchanting, startling, gripping story casts a spell as strong and magical as any created by the sorceress Circe. Mary Doria Russell, author of Epitaph
  • Madeline Miller, master storyteller, conjures Circe glowing and alive - and makes the Gods, nymphs and heroes of ancient Greece walk forth in all their armored splendor. Richly detailed and written with such breathtaking command of story, you will be held enchanted. A breathtaking novel. Helen Simonson, author of The Summer before the War
  • Circe bears its own transformative magic, a power enabled by Miller's keen eye for beauty, adventure, and reinvention. Through the charms of a misfit heroine, the world of gods becomes stunningly alive, and the world of our own humanity--its questions, loves, and bonds--is illuminated. This book is an immense gift to anyone who reads to find their own bravery and quest. Affinity Konar, author of Mischling
  • Circe is the utterly captivating, exquisitely written, story of an ordinary, and extraordinary, woman's life Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing
  • A LibraryReads Pick for April
  • A BookPage Top Pick of Women Authors to Watch in 2018
  • A Cosmopolitan Pick of 35 Books to Get Excited About in 2018
  • A Boston Globe Pick of 25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
  • An Esquire Magazine Pick of 27 Most Anticipated Books of 2018
  • An NPR Pick of Books to Look Forward to in 2018
  • A School Library Journal Top Pick of Adult Books 4 Teens
  • A Real Simple Pick of Best Books of 2018 So Far
  • A Signature Best Book for April
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About the Author
Author Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller is the author of several books, including The Song of Achilles, which was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into twenty-five languages. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin and ancient Greek from Brown University and has been teaching both languages for over nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience.

About the Narrator

Perdita Weeks is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.