In an impressive audiobook of connected short stories about the city of Houston, three narrators and the author take on a myriad of personalities. Some characters tell one-off tales from their neighborhoods in Houston, while others reappear as we follow them through their lives. Author Bryan Washington voices the most frequently recurring character in a bored and nasal tone reminiscent of an annoyed teenager. This flat effect makes these chapters challenging to listen to, but Washington's vocal choices make increasing sense for the character as the listener progresses. Dion Graham and JD Jackson portray their characters in smoother and deeper tones, building a vivid environment of their worlds. These moving depictions give life to immigrants, queer folk, drug dealers, sex workers, and multiracial communities. H.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9781984839657 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9781984839664 $47.50
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