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by Maggie Stiefvater | Read by Dan Bittner, Emma Galvin

Dan Bittner and Emma Galvin's expert dual narration portrays Isabel and Cole, secondary characters in Stiefvater's popular Shiver trilogy. Cole is a former drug addict and rock god who has become part-wolf and now seeks a comeback with his career and with Isabel. Bittner illuminates the many sides of Cole, using tones of sarcasm that can be cutting to the point of brutality. But in internal conversations and private moments with Isabel, Bittner shows Cole's tender, even tortured, side. Galvin is equally talented in conveying the multifaceted Isabel, who is sometimes witty and playful, other times cold and bitter, and still others hurt and fragile. Together, the two narrators show how these wounded characters come together in a relationship that is magnetic, explosive, and, finally, honest. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine