Ali Nasser creates a vivid vocal portrait of this unusual coming-of-age story. Marwand returns to Afghanistan and is completely disoriented by the country he last visited six years ago. We follow along as Marwand searches for the missing family guard dog, Budabash, who runs away after biting him. We are swept us along this 12-year-old's search for meaning by Nasser's tender treatment of postwar Kabul. His accurate pronunciation of names and foreign words lets listeners sink deeper into the story and the setting. Marwand is a memorable character made more so by the gentle rhythm between description and dialogue. This enjoyable listening experience is easy on the ears and heart. M.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984827814 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984827821 $57.00
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