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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregory Maguire Narrator: Kate Forbes, John McDonough, Barbara Rosenblat, Richard Ferrone Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vincente.

But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm—and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia—decadent children of a wicked pope—no one can claim innocence for long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest to reclaim a relic of the original Tree of Knowledge, he leaves Bianca under the care—so to speak—of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but in the dark forest there can be found salvation as well . . .

The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A brilliant achievement.”

    Boston Herald

  • “With his rich, idiosyncratic storytelling, Maguire restores the edge to an oft-told tale and imbues it with a strange, unsettling beauty.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The language has an old-fashioned quality and the point of view shifts frequently, but teens who continue to the end will learn much of medieval Italy and a little of human nature, and have a new respect for the old tale. This is a great addition to the Maguire shelf.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Wildly inventive…Maguire refreshes his source material capably…Every bit as good as Wicked: wicked good, in fact.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mirah W | 2/20/2014

    " I was hopeful about this one. After liking Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and disliking Wicked, I thought I would give Maguire another shot when I heard his take on Snow White featured the legendary Borgia family. Overall, an interesting idea for the reshaping of the Snow White fairy tale. But the delivery was poor. Honestly, I found his writing style distracting in his inability to just come right out and say something. Everything is revealed in these round about ways and he gets too long-winded about things. I basically skimmed the last third of the book because I was so ready to be done with it. Thank goodness the chapters are brief. Even with skimming I was still able to get the gist of the book at the end. I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time with this book. But, at least now I know not to waste my time with Maguire in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/14/2014

    " Very good, enjoyed this at the beach. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Charleen | 2/13/2014

    " This was a very underwhelming story. It was interesting to see the way Maguire humanized the classic villain this time, by making her an actual historical figure. And I generally enjoy his writing itself, the style in which he puts his words together and paints a scene. There were definitely some magical moments in here. But overall, I just didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as his earlier works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katelyn | 2/9/2014

    " An excellent twist on Snow White "

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