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The shape of water [sound recording] /

by Toro, Guillermo del [author.]; Kraus, Daniel [author.]; Lamia, Jenna [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781427295569; 1427295565.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Mute persons -- Fiction | Human beings -- Animal nature -- Fiction | Audiobooks | Fantasy fiction | Romance fiction | Historical fiction | Historical fiction | Love stories | Fantasy fiction | Movie novels | Audiobooks | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Historical fiction | Romance fiction | Audiobooks | FictionRead by Jenna Lamia.Summary: In Cold War-era Baltimore, a government research facility receives an amphibious man captured in the Amazon, and a stirring romance unfolds between him and a mute janitor who uses sign language to communicate.
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<p> *Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture* <br> <br> *Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director* </p><p> Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking audiobook. </p><p> The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature. </p><br><p>Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release--one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film-- The Shape of Water weaves together fantasy, horror, and romance to create a tale that is equally gripping on the big screen, and as an audio performance.</p><br><p> Prepare for an experience unlike anything you've ever heard or seen. </p><p> Praise for The Shape of Water audiobook: </p><p>"This is a beautifully written tale filled with lush descriptions and poetic language, perfect for savoring on audio. Listeners new to the story will be enchanted, but even those who've seen the movie will be drawn into this first-rate adaptation of the poignant tale." -- Booklist, starred review</p><p>"Jenna Lamia's luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative." -- AudioFile Magazine </p>

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Read by Jenna Lamia.

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In Cold War-era Baltimore, a government research facility receives an amphibious man captured in the Amazon, and a stirring romance unfolds between him and a mute janitor who uses sign language to communicate.

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Library Journal Review

This novelization of the Academy Award-winning film provides backstories for many characters, better placing the tale in the space race and social contexts of 1962 Baltimore. A fantastical creature from the Amazon, subject of Soviet and U.S. military interest, is held in Occam Labs. Elisa, who works as a cleaner at Occam and is attracted to the creature, enlists Dr. Bob Hoffstetler, Giles, and Zelda to help her free the creature from his captivity. Col. Richard Strickland is in charge of Occam and wants to destroy the creature to keep it from being examined by the Soviets. This is a wonderful fantasy given a very nice reading by Jenna Lamia, whose narration and voice characterizations add much to the audio's appeal. Patrons can decide for themselves if the book is more a companion to the movie, or the film more a companion to the book. VERDICT This audio is highly recommended for adult fantasy collections.-Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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