Peter Ganim is an experienced narrator whose talents shine when he's working with world literature. Ganim is a confident, steady voice for this family epic, which takes place in the Iranian countryside. The story follows the patriarch, Nasser, as he returns from war and moves to the birth and coming-of-age of Ahmad, who soon takes center stage with his own family. Ganim's authentic pronunciations of Iranian names, cities, and customs add to the listening experience. He capably manages both male and female characters in scenes that range from funerals to weddings and family fights. Fans of world literature will enjoy this lively, evocative performance--especially when Ganim delivers the large doses of magical realism featuring such enchantments as overbearing mothers, family curses, and more. M.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593293904 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593293911 $95.00
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