Peter Berkrot faces an unusual challenge in narrating THE YID. Not only are there many characters whose voices and accents he must create, but also the text is written in three languages: English, Russian, and Yiddish, including Yiddish as spoken by an African-American (with a few words of Hebrew thrown in). Yet Berkrot keeps all the voices clear and convincing in a story that mixes history and invention in the last days of Stalin's Russia. The polyglot gang who plot to assassinate Stalin stumble and improvise their way around Moscow to find themselves at the pivot of history. This audiobook is thrilling, gruesome, funny, and touching, as well as offering an education on how institutionalized anti-Semitism--and all forms of oppression--work. D.M.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2017]
Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2017
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5366-2936-1 $9.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $19.95
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