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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Simon Prebble

Mystery & Suspense • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

This grand book has everything: a moving story of love in its many forms and an exotic setting that is elegantly described. Accra (Ghana) policeman Darko Dawson is called to remote Ketanu to solve the murder of a woman who was questioning the practice of giving young local girls to the priests. Narrator Simon Prebble perfectly pronounces gorgeous Ghanaan words and names, and recounts the novel’s clash of cultures, urban and rural, with drama. Women and children sound lively and can be visualized as they speak. Particularly moving is Prebble's delivery of passages from the murdered woman’s diary. We also learn of Dawson's own pain and meet his wife, frail son, domineering mother-in-law, and missing mother. This bittersweet story should have wide appeal for its unique story and perfect presentation. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400113415 $34.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400163410 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400143412 $69.99 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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