Narrator Andrew Wincott delivers on all accounts as he performs this satire of contemporary America and the UK. Set in an alternative world some 50 years after a variety of mammals (and a couple of insects) underwent a "spontaneous anthropomorphizing event," this audiobook is a clever and astute look at racial prejudice, fear of immigrants, and the effects of a bullying national leadership. Wincott's spot-on characterizations are full of personality. Two contrasting examples are Peter Knox, a human who has risen from unquestioning civil servant to unlikely civil rights advocate, and the fear-mongering Senior Group Leader, Mr. Ffoxe, a sentient orange fox who looks for legal loopholes and demands loyalty. An absurd premise and an abundance of humor provide relief from darker truths. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593340295 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593340301 $95.00
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