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Baby teeth [sound recording] : a novel /

by Stage, Zoje [author.]; Zackman, Gabra [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 9 audio discs (11 hr., 7 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781427296634; 1427296634.Subject(s): Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Manipulative behavior -- Fiction | Mute persons -- Fiction | Child rearing -- FictionRead by Gabra Zackman.Summary: Baby Teeth is a "bad seed" audiobook debut about a mom desperate to find help for her mute young daughter, whose disturbing behavior grows increasingly dangerous.
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<p> A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage's tense audiobook of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth. </p><p>Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied.</p><p>But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother's rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she's with her father. To Alex, she's willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she's told.</p><p>Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn't love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna's subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger...</p><p> Praise for Baby Teeth: </p><p>" We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen.... a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble." -- Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> "A pulse-spiking thriller." --PopSugar</p>

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Read by Gabra Zackman.

Baby Teeth is a "bad seed" audiobook debut about a mom desperate to find help for her mute young daughter, whose disturbing behavior grows increasingly dangerous.

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DEBUT In this deliciously creepy thriller, seven-year-old Hanna silently connives to kill her mother so she can have dear daddy all to herself. Stay-at-home mom Suzette longed for a little girl she could connect with and dote on. Instead, almost from birth, Hanna is emotionally detached and silent. After ruling out cognitive disabilities, autism, and a hearing disability, -Suzette and Alex come to accept Hanna's silence as a quirk she'll one day outgrow. But while Hanna is all smiles and hugs when Alex comes home, during the daytime, it's a -battle of wills between mother and daughter. Alex fails to see or acknowledge Hanna's vindictive, destructive, and increasingly violent behavior. Experiencing a mix of guilt, anger, and anxiety about her parenting, Suzette also struggles with the daily pain and unpredictability of Crohn's disease, which is described with visceral authenticity. The author keeps the suspense taut by alternating chapters between Hanna and Suzette, offering a terrifying glimpse into the inner thoughts of a budding sociopath. VERDICT This twisty first novel has been aptly compared to The Omen and Lionel Shiver's We Need To Talk About Kevin, which is especially apparent in Stage's exploration of the dark side of modern motherhood. A first purchase where suspenseful and offbeat psychological thrillers circulate well.-Kiera Parrott, LJS © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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