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Narrated by: Catherine Byers
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13

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High in the mountains, Zel lives with her mother, who insists they have all they need - for they have each other. Zel's life is peaceful and protected - until a chance encounter changes everything. When she meets a beautiful young prince at the market one day, she is profoundly moved by new emotions. But Zel's mother sees the future unfolding - and she will do the unspeakable to prevent Zel from leaving her...

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  • Alexwin20
  • 03-02-20

Good But Not Appropriate for Children...

Catherine Byers reading of "Zel" was wonderful and Napoli is a gifted writer. I loved how she selved into the minds and psyches of the characters. I'm just not sure it should be marketed as a children's book due to mature content. If you like reimagined fairy tales you'll love it.