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The Shape of Water

Narrated by:
Jenna Lamia

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2018
13 hours 29 minutes
*Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture*

*Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director*

Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking audiobook.

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.

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.

Prepare for an experience unlike anything you've ever heard or seen.

Praise for The Shape of Water audiobook:

'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

'Jenna Lamia's luminous narration of a love like no other is profoundly affecting and transformative.' — AudioFile Magazine
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I would have given the narrator more than 5 stars if I could!

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Sylvia R.

Unexpectedly clever. Great escape.

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This book is complete garbage full of liberal propaganda. The villain Richard Strickland, is just all the worst possible things: sexist, racist, classist, a military veteran, an abusive husband, and of course a Christian. He is not a very complex nor interesting character. All other males are evil because clearly men have always hated women until about two decades ago. Actually I take that back, the only men that are not evil in the story are of course the gay neighbor, because being gay makes you automatically virtuous, and also the Russian spy because he’s not America duh. The main characters are Elisa, a mute oppressed woman, and a humanoid fish creature. They fall in love because reasons. The book places great emphasis on the sexual nature of their bond which is weird. The story is not similar to the beauty and the beast where you can clearly see the pain, humanity and masculinity of beast. No, in this story, Elisa just wants to have sex with the creature and is exited about the creature’s ability to be able to say egg in sign language. It is more of a pet owner relationship. The book is over all just boring. It spends too much time showing how evil Richard Strickland and how hard Elisa life has been. It also has unnecessary sexual scenes that do nothing to advance the story. However, perhaps this is just part of the overall message of the book which places unconventional and unrestricted sexuality as its highest value.

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