The Vanishers, by Heidi Julavits (read by Xe Sands) by Xe Sands published on 2012/01/16 23:19:18 +0000 The Vanishers, by Heidi Julavits Recorded for Dreamscape Media Reviews: Publishers Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-61120-497-1 AudioFile Magazine: http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/dbsearch/showreview.cfm?Num=70987 Synopsis from publisher: "Julia Severn is a student at an elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, the legendary Madame Ackermann, afflicted by jealousy, subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother's suicide when Julia was an infant. As the two lock horns, and Julia gains power, Madame Ackermann launches a desperate psychic attack that leaves Julia the victim of a crippling ailment. But others have noted Julia's emerging gifts, and soon she's recruited to track down an elusive missing person who might have a connection to her mother. As Julia sifts through ghosts and astral clues, everything she thought she knew of her mother is called into question, and she discovers that her ability to know the minds of others goes far deeper than she ever imagined."