Circe, written by Madeline Miller and narrated by Perdita Weeks, has won the 2019 Indies Choice Audiobook of the Year Award. The six finalists for this award were selected by a jury of three booksellers, then voted on by independent booksellers around the country.
We got the chance to speak with Angie Tally of The Country Bookshop–one of the three booksellers on the bookseller jury for this award–at Winter Institute. She shared some audiobook recommendations with us, including one for Circe:
Bob Sommer of Changing Hands, another member of the jury, submitted a bookseller recommendation for this audiobook as well:
“This sweeping tale of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology as seen through the eyes of a minor goddess had me from the first chapter. I listened to this as an audiobook from our audio vendor, Libro.fm. The brilliant narrator was the 29-year-old Welsh film actress, Perdita Weeks.”
Circe is the daughter of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, but she turns to mortals for companionship. She discovers that she has the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. For using her power, she is exiled to a deserted island.
There is danger for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.