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by | Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Fiction • 20.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

This prize-winning literary novel is set during the civil war in Sierra Leone. For some readers, such books can be dry or inaccessible in print. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's delivery creates a smoldering tale of mounting danger. His baritone is rich, deeply infusing the characters with liveliness. He varies his pitch and pace to depict the female characters and their dialogue. Holdbrook-Smith's diction is precise, enunciated, and deliberate, and his slight British accent underscores the colonial history of the story's setting. The overall effect is rather like watching a “Masterpiece Contemporary” episode. M.R. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CS ISBN 9781461843382 $123.75 • Seventeen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781461841845 $123.75 • Seventeen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781461843399 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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