Robin Miles gives a flawless emotional narration of this superb novel, set in Ethiopia in 1974 and in 1935, on the eve of Mussolini's invasion. Mengiste's beautiful writing already draws fully formed characters; Miles adds yet another dimension to their inner lives by slowing and quickening her voice strategically, adding suspense and fervor to their experiences, particularly those of the tormented protagonist. Hirut, a frightened orphaned girl, will ultimately find her power through a leading role in the female-led Ethiopian resistance. The story, both epic and deeply personal, is told from the point of view of a woman who is looking back on her and her country's tumultuous past through the lens of hard-won experience. Miles makes this reminiscence an auditory treat. D.G.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2019
CD ISBN 9781980054108 $123.75 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781980061090 $64.75 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781980054368 $109.00
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