Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale
SummaryPublisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Audible.com decided to give me a free $10 “anniversary” credit to my account, I didn’t want to lose it. I chose to spend it on Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale, it has been on my wish list since it came out and after seeing the Snow White and the Huntsman last weekend I had to give this a try. I am, however, a bit apprehensive of this production, as it is an audio performance rather than a true audiobook, and varies greatly from my normal tastes. But alas only a few hours left at work and I need something to tear my mind from the monotony.
I think that Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale is more of a mash up of many recognizable faerie tales. Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Hazel and Gretel, and of course Snow White. This audio performance proved to be hilarious at times, and is definitely for adults only as it is full of sexual innuendos, cursing and more than likely offensive to many. Sound effects and music is something that I am not accustomed to, it did make this performance much more enjoyable. All that said it did entertain me, making me wonder where on Earth will it go next.
The full cast of narrators gave this audio performance a true “Theater in my mind” experience. They way that they all interacted with each other gave me the feeling that they were all present during the recording. Not sure which of them it was but one of them reminded me with the voice of the Penguin from Batman.
With the premiere of two new film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone enters the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast exposé of fairy-taledom.
At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven snow? Did her allegedly wicked stepmother get a bum rap from the Grimm brothers? What went on behind the closed Dutch doors of the dwarves’ cottage? How many handsome princes does it take to screw in a light bulb?
These and other burning questions may or may not be answered in this new pseudogothic audio play that Blackstone commissioned from award-winning author and audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky.
©2012 Yuri Rasovsky (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Audiobook downloaded from Audible.com