Library Ed. Recorded Books 2011
CS ISBN 9781456131494 $72.75 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781456131500 $72.75 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781461804833 $24.99
In this distinctly African novel, full of magical realism, Lord applies scientific principles in key moments to explain how magic works. When Paama leaves her husband, who is a fool and a glutton, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi—who present her with a gift that allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Robin Miles uses accents, pacing, and intonation to depict the variety of characters, talking insects, spirit spies, and more. Reading with seriousness and mischievous good humor, Miles provides a steady, clear presentation. Paama’s tale is both poignant and funny. Listeners will also enjoy its thought-provoking message. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2011]
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