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by | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Fiction • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Lisa Ko's debut novel is getting a lot of positive attention, and Emily Woo Zeller's performance of the audiobook does justice to the text. Zeller maintains emotional engagement throughout the story of Deming, a boy whose mother, a Chinese immigrant, mysteriously disappears when he is only 11, leaving him to be adopted by a white couple. Zeller's performance sometimes becomes too dramatic; there are moments when a more understated delivery and a more measured pace would be easier to absorb. That said, the audiobook is a solid listen, thanks to Zeller's consistent portrayals of the complex characters. THE LEAVERS is worth sticking around for. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781681685083 $39.99 • Tnirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781681685090 $27.99

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