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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: Helen M. Hoover Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1988 ISBN: 9781464044458
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Medea loves Jason from the moment she sets eyes on him; Jason, who believes that Medea is a powerful witch, is eager for her aid in securing the Golden Fleece. He swears to marry Medea and cherish her. Medea will do anything for her husband, even engineering a murder. But he later dismisses his sacred oath to her and divorces her.

This engrossing retelling of Medea’s story is filled with powerful ideas the author strongly depicts the life of a well-educated woman in a society that placed females on a level approximating that of slaves. Medea’s changes in fortune are viewed not as an isolated incident, but rather as a part of the demise of matriarchal rule and the victory of male-dominated religions over the worship of the Great Mother Goddess. And Medea’s blind love for Jason is as believable as it is tragic.

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  • “The compassionate renderings of the secondary characters demonstrate the author’s sensitivity to the psychological truths beneath the surface of the myths.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Helen Mary Hoover is a children’s book author. Her science fiction works tend to be for older children and often refer to friendships between people of different generations. Her 1996 novel The Winds of Mars tied for the Golden Duck Award’s Hal Clement division for young adult literature.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.