Narrator Sophie Amoss tells AudioFile listeners about narrating ROUGE, the latest fever dream of an audiobook by Mona Awad. The novel concerns grief, the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, and a cult, and Sophie advises listeners to "let Mona take you for a ride."
"On the surface, the book could seem like a commentary about the beauty industry, but like all things Mona Awad, nothing is as it seems."—Narrator Sophie Amoss
by Mona Awad, read by Sophie Amoss
Simon & Schuster Audio
In a dreamy and mesmerizing delivery, Sophie Amoss describes how Belle detests her Egyptian complexion, inherited from her father. All her life she’s been in the shadow of her French mother’s flawless beauty and obsessive hunt for youth. When Belle’s mother mysteriously dies, Belle flies to California to make arrangements. There she discovers a terrifying spa, La Maison de Méduse, which could have caused her mother’s death. Amoss does a remarkable job escorting listeners through Belle’s bizarre metamorphosis as she falls prey to the very spa trance experienced by her mother. Amoss transfixes listeners with her delivery of the escalating horror.
Find more audiobooks narrated by Sophie Amoss in her audiography.