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Friday, May 15, 2020
WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER: DC ICONS (audiobook) by Leigh Bardugo
Published in 2017 by Listening Library.
Read by Mozhan Marno.
Duration: 11 hours, 56 minutes.
D.C. Comics' DC ICONS series creates a new YA version of their flagships character's origin stories. DC went out and found established YA authors and let them do their thing.
Leigh Bardugo is an established YA fantasy author and she brings that vibe to
the story of Princess Diana of Themyscira, the character who will eventually be better known as Wonder Woman.
Diana is a teen that lives on the island of the Amazons - female warriors who died in battle but were reborn on Themyscira, where they can no longer intervene in the lives of mortals. Her mother is the queen of the island. Diana witnesses an explosion of a ship off the coast of Themyscira and breaks the rule of non-intervention by rescuing the sole survivor, a teenage girl and brings her back to the island.
And then everything started to fall apart...
This book borrows a lot on themes of Greek mythology without feeling the need to be beholden to it. It has a nice surprise twist at the end but it moves a little slow at about the 1/3 mark. That makes for a rating of 4 stars out of 5.
Mozhan Marno read the audiobook and she did a great job of creating different voices and creating a sense of drama. The action scenes had a lot of zing and she helped create that.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER: DC ICONS (audiobook) by Leigh Bardugo.