In a perfect marriage of words and voice, narrators Simon Vance and Xe Sands join author Lily King to produce an extraordinary audiobook experience. Inspired by events in the life of cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, King has fashioned a haunting novel of love, ambition, and obsession, focused on three anthropologists off-map in New Guinea just before WWII. Delivering the alternating chapters of Mead’s stand-in, American Nell Stone, and Englishman Andrew Bankson, Sands and Vance perform the stupendous feat of creating memorable versions of the same characters. Their performances offer nuanced interpretations of the different personalities and echo, but do not copy, each other’s approach. Also, each uses a unique narrative pace that enhances the listener’s understanding of this unforgettable tale. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2015 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2014]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483010182 $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781483010144 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483010168 $69.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781483010175 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781483010137 multiple sources
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