Narrator Adjoa Andoh will have listeners aching for the lost childhoods of Belinda and Mary as the two child servants work in an upper-middle-class home in Ghana. Her descriptions of the girls' endless daily chores evoke empathy, while their sisterly antics bring smiles. Andoh delivers the girls' dialogue in a credible dialect, and the rhythm of her speech helps listeners unfamiliar with the Ghanaian accent. Andoh's creativity especially shines in her characterization of Mary, a younger, more vibrant version of Belinda. When listeners travel with Belinda to London, they are treated to yet another range of elements in this performance. Andoh contrasts the newly arrived Belinda with the polished tones of Amma, the master's daughter. This is an expertly told story of three interwoven lives. M.R. 2019 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781250318077 $26.99
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