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by | Read by Jay Laga'aia

Fiction • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1990

A male voice may not always be able to do a woman's story justice. But Jay Laga'aia surprises in this fierce tale of the survival of Beth Heke, a Maori woman. Laga'aia's raspy voice is gritty, raw, and powerful as he characterizes Beth's life in a world of state-owned housing projects. This difficult story of struggle, disillusionment, and poverty could prove to be unrelenting for the listener. Yet Laga'aia's emphatic narration brings across Beth's determined spirit. At times angry, at other times reflective, the narration brings out the human desire for a better life. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2014]



Trade Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-7431-7968-0 $14.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7431-7969-7 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-7431-7970-3 $49.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-7431-7971-0 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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