Julia Whelan superbly narrates this story of four friends--South Korean Ji Sun, Southern Margaret, wealthy Alice, and biracial Lainey--who meet as freshmen at an elite New England college. Whelan is exceptionally skilled at conveying dialogue. She creates a distinctive and believable voice for every character, including secondary characters, male and female. Indeed, every character is well considered, with their range of emotions and underlying apprehensions projected in Whelan's varied and impressive portrayals. Her remarkably steady pacing guides listeners through frequent shifts in point of view and an array of scenes ranging from college life to marriages, careers, and illnesses. Listeners will be swept along by Whelan's performance of this engrossing audiobook. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780593148655 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780593148662 $95.00
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