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by | Read by Keyonni James

Fiction • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Brooklyn, the titular protagonist of this novel, is hard to like. Similarly, Keyonni James provides a less-than-stellar narration of the life of this young woman born into a stiflingly conservative family. The telling of this fascinating mixture of drama and thriller is sadly marred by James as she attempts a heavy New York accent that is so overplayed that most native speakers will surely be offended. Portraying a preacher's kid who learns to hustle from watching her parents prey on parishioners of their church, James does a decent job of making Brooklyn seem real through her diction and pacing. Sadly, these do not help to quell the lack of realism found in her fake accent. S.D.D.B. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781250290472 $26.99

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