Digital Download Penguin Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9781101564431 $29.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2012
CS ISBN 978-1-4703-2289-2 $92.75 Eight cassettes
Erik Singer narrates a fascinating account of the investigation of the shocking murder of a young Englishwoman, Pamela Werner, set against the backdrop of Peking, a city at a crossroads in 1937, with the Japanese poised to occupy China. Singer's performance is evocative as he transports listeners to the setting of Old China, with its privileged expatriate community and its dignified legations, and its vice-ridden Badlands, rife with prostitution and opium dens. The account of Pamela's brutal murder and her father's search for justice is gripping, capturing a colorful array of characters both foreign and local. Singer allows the material to speak for itself, moving the story forward seamlessly and shedding light on a China of times past. S.E.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2012]
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