Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2015
DD ISBN 9781101890103 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2015
DD ISBN 9781101890110 $95.00
Orlagh Cassidy and Euan Morton narrate the story of a diplomat and his wife who are posted to a fictional Muslim country. Cassidy narrates the sections from the points of view of the story's women, and Morton the sections from the points of view of the men. Both are talented narrators, but Cassidy is much better at performing the voices of the male characters than Morton is at performing the female characters. Each of Cassidy's characters is believable, but it can be hard to forget a man is talking when Morton speaks a woman's dialogue. Overall, the story and narration are enjoyable, but since the whole book is in the third person, having Cassidy as the only narrator might have made for a more even experience. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2015]
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