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ASTRAY

ASTRAY

Emma Donoghue
Read by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, Dion Graham

Beginning with the story of Jumbo the elephant and his keeper, Emma Donoghue’s ASTRAY is a collection of stories about immigrants and emigrants—those who have moved to, from, and within the United States and Canada. Rather than a straight rotation through narrators, each narrator is assigned the story or stories that are best suited to his or her skills. The casting is perfect; all five narrators breathe life into their stories with equal skill, and they all fit their various stories beautifully. In addition to the spot-on casting, ASTRAY also includes a judicious use of music to designate the transitions between works, creating an unrivaled listening experience. J.L.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2013 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]

Fiction • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9781611134209 $26.98 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781611134216 $19.98

 

Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2012

CD ISBN 9781619695313 $54.99 • Six CDs

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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