Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2006
CD ISBN 1740937244 $56.00 Seven CDs
Alan Gibbons's story effectively recreates the post-9/11 world. Through the eyes of two families, both sides of a British versus British-Muslim riot, and its evolution, are presented. Narrator Chris Hoban expertly moves not only the dialogue, but also the multifaceted narrative along, capturing the accents and emotions of Liam, Mike, Rabia, and Tahir. Because this is a fully dimensionally depiction of the characters, no one is totally good or bad, making the story even more wrenching. Hoban delivers all sides of this tragic story while maintaining hope and optimism at its conclusion. A splendid choice for listeners who enjoy a well-told story and for those trying to understand 21st-century prejudice. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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