Wild Swan by Patti Callahan, Read by Cynthia Erivo
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Cynthia Erivo is nothing short of amazing as she narrates Patti Callahan’s historical novella about Florence Nightingale, Wild Swan. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Erivo’s spectacular narration that gets the emotional tone of this story exactly right. Callahan examines a few years of the famous nurse’s life as she struggled with shedding Victorian expectations and fulfilling her calling to reform health care. Opening with Nightingale having a glorious audience with Queen Victoria, the storytelling makes every detail and emotional point shine. Whether it’s the color of a dress or the disapproval from a royal minister, Erivo connects listeners to each scene. An exceptional listening experience.
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