With great energy, Soneela Nankani performs this audiobook so beautifully that the listener is transported to the Saleem home in Brooklyn. This is a family story filled with complex relationships; Nankani makes all these clear with her vocal flexibility. Each character has a strong voice: Matriarch Hashi is no-nonsense and sharp-tongued, daughter Charu is sassy and bold, conflicted cousin Ella is practical and reserved, and patriarch Anwar is the man trying to keep up. Nankani balances the lyrical Bangladeshi accents of many of her characters with a perfectly paced narration that connects the lively conversations. This audiobook provides an excellent look at the lives of family members who are dealing with change, questions of identity, and conflicts large and small. L.B.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504760539 $34.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5047-6055-3 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504760522 $90.00 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504760546 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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