Black Heart

Holly Black, Author, Jesse Eisenberg, Read by
Holly Black, read by Jesse Eisenberg. Listening Library, unabridged, six CDs, 6.5 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-307-71189-2
Reviewed on: 06/25/2012
Release date: 04/01/2012
In this third installment of Black’s popular series, 17-year-old Cassel Sharpe is a Curse Worker who can transform anyone and anything into another object—and in a world where magic is outlawed that makes him a wanted man. No matter how hard he tries to be normal, circumstances get in the way—even the object of his affection, Lila, is the daughter of the mob boss holding Cassel’s mother hostage. And with the government out to harness his powers for evil, Cassel’s life is about to get even more complicated. This audio edition benefits from the talents of narrator Jesse Eisenberg, whose youthful sounding voice and fast-paced delivery perfectly reflect the young protagonist whose self-confidence is developing in his very unstable world. Eisenberg—who narrated the two previous volumes in the series—delivers a strong performance that will captivate listeners and satisfy Curse Workers fans. Ages 12–up. A Gollancz paperback. (Apr.)
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