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by Rene Denfeld | Read by Jim Frangione

Narrator Jim Frangione's soft voice and storyteller's cadence have an edge that hints at the creepiness and evil found in the basement cells of Death Row, where the worst of the inmates, including the unnamed chronicler of THE ENCHANTED, reside. As the prisoner reveals the horrible truths of life within the stone-walled institution, Frangione maintains the dreamlike quality of his performance, building listeners' sympathy even as they are appalled by what they learn. In this world, no one—convicts, guards, priest, warden, or legal investigator—is free of suffering, and life on the outside offers no safe haven. Although the subject matter of this debut novel is sometimes disturbing, the deeper questions of humanity, redemption, and family linger long after Frangione's masterful reading has ended. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine