In this romp of a novel, narrator Lynn Chen goes to great lengths to convey the Asian-centric nature of the story in heavy Asian-accented English. The saving grace may be that the pretentious Europeans are also rendered with laughable characterizations. The satire of the novel is at the heart of the story and part of the fun. Chen’s reading has the diverse qualities of a one-woman show. She varies her pitch for male and female characters and presents the modal tones of Cantonese perfectly. The plot includes a broad cast of characters, which Chen makes distinctive and, thereby, easier to remember. M.R. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9780804127646 $50.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780804120777 $24.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2013
CD ISBN 9780804120784 $50.00 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9780804120791 $95.00
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