Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0739320262 $27.50 Four CDs
DD ISBN 0739320270 $19.25
What a fine transformation of novel to audio art! Reader Paul Boehmer seamlessly delivers this sophisticated story in the voice of its humble narrator, a Thai police detective and respected pimp who is caught up in an artfully embroidered plot involving corruption, lust, and the Buddhist culture of Thailand. As Detective Sonehai Jitpleecheep, Boehmer conveys every nuance of the first-person narrator's inner voice, as well as handily embodying a broad cast of Thai characters, including prostitutes and other women, who are interacting with hard-headed, ham-handed American intruders, in particular the CIA. Listeners will find this fictional audio diary enthralling, moving, even humbling as they absorb its layered depths of narrative art. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
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