Narrator Sunil Malhotra tackles the three "East" stories, and narrator Steven Crossley delivers the three "West" stories. Both share the "East, West" stories in separate narrations. With the challenge of delivering more accents and impersonations, Malhotra has, arguably, the harder assignment. But both successfully navigate these works, which move between Eastern and Western culture as well as the real and unreal. Stories as densely packed with references and inferences as these require close attention. Listeners may find themselves replaying passages to get their full flavor, but this is not a criticism. While these multicultural stories of isolation and companionship are not autobiographical, recalling that Rushdie wrote them while in hiding lends a certain intimacy to the listening experience. K.W. 2017 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2017]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2016
CD ISBN 9781501920608 $51.75 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9781501920639 $47.00
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