Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781622318735 $29.99 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9781622318742 $24.99
This arresting audiobook is written in the second person, which could be wearying but is beautifully handled here. An American woman in flight from her life lands in Casablanca. Or as the novel would have it--"you" land in Casablanca. "You" are immediately robbed of your passport and wallet, and the police seem to be in some way complicit; "you" will not get your possessions or identity back. Now what? You the reader are willy-nilly up to your neck in this uncomfortable mess. Xe Sands gives a fine, if laconic, narration of the text, as if seeking to add to "your" traumatized numbness. One distraction: She repeatedly reads "chaise longue" (French for long chair) as chaise "lounge," although "you" are a French speaker. B.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2015]
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