Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood, Read by Mira Dovreni
Reimagining the Trojan War from New Points of View
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Mira Dovreni’s narration of Daughters of Sparta, Claire Heywood’s reimagining of the Trojan War from the points of view of Klytemnestra and her sister, Helen, will enthrall lovers of mythology. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss Dovreni’s performance, including her excellent storytelling skills and Greek pronunciations. The novel’s focus is on women and their place in society rather than on the war. Dovreni makes each poignant moment ring true, and Heywood makes us wonder: Was Helen solely to blame for the Trojan war?
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