Trade Ed. Listening Library 2015
CD ISBN 9780147526151 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780147526168 $23.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2015
CD ISBN 9780147526175 $45.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780147526182 $56.00
Al Mansour based this audiobook on her inspiring film, WADJDA. Sadly, the story loses something in its transformation into print and audio. Without the imagery of the movie, the author's meticulous attention to detail as she describes the culture of Saudi Arabia is hindered by clunky writing and an uninspired delivery. Ariana Delawari does an acceptable job of giving voice to Wadjda and the other characters. But her monotone delivery of the narrative does not engage. Listeners who stick with the story will admire Wadjda's spunk and tenacity. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]
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