Narrator Ewan Chung tells a story set in the future in China. On Silicon Island clans fight for supremacy in the booming electrical- waste-recycling industry. Listeners hear the tales of different members of the various caste systems as they navigate this harsh and deadly environment. Chung's performance is hamstrung by the text itself. Because this audiobook has been translated from several Chinese dialects into English and because some of the words are still in those disparate Chinese dialects, the book sounds a bit too formal. When Chung delivers Chinese words and phrases, he is amazing. The flow between them and the English is seamless. However, the story itself is written with too much exposition, which forces Chung to sound robotic as he explains technical jargon. A.R.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2019]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781250319203 $50.99 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781250319197 $26.99
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