The Gingerbread Girl

Posted: May 5, 2008
Category: Audio
The Gingerbread Girl hasn’t been released in a book, yet. It’s going to be included in the upcoming collection Just After Sunset that is being released later this year. Now though it’s out on audio read by Mare Winningham and just as she did with the audio version of Lisey’s Story she does a wonderful job narrating it.

The story starts out pretty slow telling us about Em who leaves her husband. They lost their daughter not long ago and their marriage never recovered from it and now it’s over, they’re braking up. The nice thing with the story though is that this has almost noting to do with what happens when the story really gets going...

Em leaves for her father’s vacation house where she gets a chance to be all by herself, to try to get back on her feet. It’s the off season and not many people staying there so she has most of the place to herself. However, there is one person out there, one person that Em really doesn’t want to meat. Off course she does and we are taken for the ride of her life.

When I read the story almost a year ago I could really feel Em’s panic and now when I listen to it narrated by Mare it’s even more so. Mare really does a good job in translating Em’s feelings and pain from the written word to the spoken. It’s almost as if you are there with her, taped to the chair…

Lilja's final words about The Gingerbread Girl:

If you’re thinking of waiting for the story to be released in this falls collection Just After Sunset, don’t! The Gingerbread Girl is a very good story to read but it’s an even better to listen to it being narrated by Mare Winningham!

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