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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by John Derum

Fiction • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

With its wonderful storytelling, beautifully narrated by John Derum, this unusual novel illustrates the difficulties of the immigrant experience as seen through the eyes of nine asylum seekers. After a storm destroys their boat, the survivors drift on the ocean in a dilapidated skiff. They have no idea where they are, and Derum's performance manifests their fear. Just when they're almost out of hope, they run aground on a deserted island. As the strangers cling together, Derum makes each character completely believable. They are eventually discovered and assisted by a friendly fisherman who warns them that they are only miles from a fishing village in Western Australia where anti-immigration attitudes are the rule and bigotry and racism are the norm. Derum makes this a riveting listen. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 978-1-4894-5948-0 $39.99 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4894-5967-1 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $37.30

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