Narrator Andi Arndt's young voice is a fine fit for the character of Rebekah Roberts, a 20-something New York City tabloid journalist whose mother, a Hasidic Jew, ran off with a Christian, had a baby, and abandoned them to return to her Hasidic life. In covering the murder of a Hasidic woman, Rebekah, because of her Jewish heritage, is able to enter the closed society of the ultra-Orthodox. She questions not only suspects who may be involved with the gruesome murder but also her own place within the Jewish community as a non-practicing Jewish woman. Arndt is convincing when creating character voices, and her pacing in rapid dialogue exchanges is spot- on. Dahl's storytelling skills offer insights into the insular Hasidic sect, and Arndt's performance will keep listeners engaged. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2014]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4272-3954-9 $29.99 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4272-3955-6 $17.99
Library Ed. Macmillan Audio 2014
DD ISBN 978-1-4272-4511-3 $39.99
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