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THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL

by | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Young Adult Young Adult • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Emily Woo Zeller's dynamic narration and Southern accent pair well with the author's elegant writing style. Jo Kuan, a 17-year-old Chinese-American, lives two lives. She is the lady's maid of the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. She is also the pseudonymous voice behind the wildly popular and controversial newspaper advice columnist "Miss Sweetie." Zeller masterfully employs varied tone, pace, pitch, and accent strength to convey the men and women of late-nineteenth-century Atlanta. The first-person narrator's Southern accent is stronger than Jo's spoken accent in dialogue, a noticeable juxtaposition that, while helping with the setting, can be a bit confusing. But Zeller's intense energy during moments of tension is wonderfully immersive, making this audiobook hard to pause. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2019

CD ISBN 9781400170784 $44.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781515930648 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978154144529 $24.99

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2019

DD ISBN 9781977304018 $54.95

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