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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Greg Chun, Michelle H. Lee

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Greg Chun and Michelle Lee portray the alliance and the attraction between the two main characters whose alternating chapters tell this 1506 Korean mystery. Lee's narration is suffused with 17-year-old Isuel's desire to free her older sister from cruel King Yeonsan. Lee projects Isuel's willingness to learn sleuthing from Prince Daehyun to achieve her ends. Isuel's hatred of the king, along with her determination and daring, are clear in Lee's narration. Chun's portrayal of Daehyun, the king's wise half brother, has many levels. Chun shows Daehyun yielding regretfully to the increasing demands of the king while slyly plotting treason. Chun's portrayals of the king are potent with vitriol and menace, reinforcing the author's trigger warnings for YA listeners. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593946114 $27.50


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593946121 $69.00

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