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by | Read by Adam Alexi-Malle, Asia Rainey

Fiction • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

New Orleans provides the setting for this audiobook of short stories by the award-winning author Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Written in dialect, the majority of the 19 stories describe people trying to make ends meet in challenging circumstances. Narrators Adam Alexi-Malle and Asia Rainey do the job of immersing listeners in these hardscrabble lives. While Alexi-Malle's narration is clear and readily understood, delivery in a New Orleans accent would have been more effective since the city itself is a key element in the stories. For her part, Rainey narrates at a more leisurely pace, employing dramatic flourishes and emotional variation that better embody the spirit of the city. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593399811 $15.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593399828 $38.00

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