AudioFile Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest


"Narrator Lauren Fortgang recounts, with equal parts whimsy and solemnity, the lore of Fairfold, a modern-day town where humans and fairies coexist. Through the eyes of teen resident Hazel, Fortgang describes the mysterious horned boy in the glass coffin, who has been asleep for as long as anyone can remember. When Hazel awakes one morning to find the coffin shattered and empty, she must defend her town with the help of her brother and her best friend, a changeling. Fortgang shifts effortlessly between Hazel's vulnerability and sarcasm but is at her best when voicing the fair folk. A sense of delight and terror is palpable and will keep listeners' attention through the action-packed climax. E.M.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]"

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