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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

Fiction • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Orlagh Cassidy's narration starts languorously, allowing listeners to slip into the exotic, sensual world that Claire Pendleton finds when she moves to Hong Kong in 1952. Newly married and bored, Claire teaches piano to the daughter of the wealthy Chens and starts an affair with their European chauffeur, Will Truesdale. Cassidy steps up the passion as she dramatizes flashbacks to 1942 Hong Kong and the world of Truesdale. These chapters take center stage as Cassidy portrays the intriguing Eurasian Trudy Liang, who enchants and mystifies both Truesdale and audio listeners. Cassidy shifts her tone again as this luminous world changes to one of torment under the Japanese occupation. As the tension builds and the characters’ stories come together, Cassidy shifts her initial coolness into a heated performance. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780143144410 $39.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433256691 $65.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433256707 $90.00 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433256738 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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