Saskia Maarleveld and Brittany Pressley team up to narrate a story with dual time frames, set in the Dakota, the famous New York City apartment building. Maarleveld performs the chapters that take place in the 1880s, when Sara arrives from London to help manage the new building. Pressley takes over when the audiobook jumps 100 years to focus on Bailey, an interior designer for one of the apartments. The performances transition smoothly into one another, and each narrator sets the mood for her character's story. Maarleveld uses accents to distinguish among nationalities and social classes, and Pressley's cadences take listeners right back to the 1980s. Besides fascinating details of the Dakota's architecture and history, the audiobook explores sociocultural issues and even contains a harrowing look inside the historic Bedlam Asylum. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9780525499596 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
DD ISBN 9780525499602 $76.00
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