AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Alice H. Kennedy

Fiction • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

The short girls in this novel are Van and Linny Luong, sisters who have grown apart and as young women are struggling to create satisfying careers and relationships for themselves. With its themes of sibling rivalry, family conflict, and immigrant experience, this is a story that will have wide appeal. Alice Kennedy's enunciation is always clear, although her pauses between sentences and paragraphs are occasionally too short, forcing the listener to make quick mental leaps. Her even tone comes across as expressionless at times, but this becomes less noticeable as the story moves along. Further, Kennedy's low-key delivery makes the occasional moment of humor (usually involving Van and Linny's dad) stand out all the more. A.E.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9102-9 $28.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9104-3 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9103-6 $92.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9105-0 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×