Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2016
CD ISBN 9781781980798 $54.98 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781781980804 $36.00
Siân Thomas narrates this audiobook with a zest and a reverence that suit the content beautifully. The story explores the relationship between two opposites--Magda, an intellectual who seeks human bonds as part of her outgoing personality, and Emerence, an illiterate caretaker who works for Magda and whose distant, aloof nature makes Magda uneasy. Thomas is a precise narrator, and the crisp edges of her consonants add an exotic twist to the listening. Her pacing is spot-on, although the story itself does have slow moments. That said, many listeners will be intrigued as the characters share more of themselves with each chapter. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2017]
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