The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh, Read by Rosa Escoda
A Captivating Retelling of a Korean Folktale
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Rosa Escoda’s dreamy narration sweeps listeners up into a captivating retelling of the Korean folktale “The Tale of Shim Cheong.” Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Axie Oh’s new YA fantasy set in the spirit realm, The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea. Deadly storms rage along the coast each year, only calming after a sacrifice to the Sea God. When Mina realizes her brother is desperately in love with this year’s “Sea God’s Bride,” Mina plunges into the sea to save her brother’s heart, setting her on a quest to end the storms. Escoda narrates with a British accent, smoothly shifting into Korean. Listeners will love getting lost in this lush, romantic story.
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