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THE ISLAND OF EXCESS LOVE
by Francesca Lia Block | Read by Julia Whelan

When Pen, her friends, and her family are lured away from their home, they begin a quest that mirrors the events of Virgil's AENEID. Julia Whelan channels the desperation and longing that Pen feels as she tries to accept the possibility that she might never return to the comforts she knew before the events of LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING, Block’s earlier novel. Whelan takes on a dreamy tone as Pen falls under the spell of an enchanted island’s horned king, drawing listeners in as gently as Pen is enticed. When her actions force the group to once again flee into the unknown, Pen’s devastation is evident. Listeners will be eager for the final chapter of Pen’s haunting, evocative tale. J.M. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine