Narrator Etta Fusi draws listeners into the thoughts and feelings of those behind palace walls in late 1800s Iran. Fusi brings a contemplative voice to Jamila, a slave, and conveys the limited choices and life of servitude ahead for her and her friend, Abimelech, who is a slave and a eunuch. The novelty of this world to contemporary listeners is much of this audiobook's charm. Jamila's questions about the morality of slavery will resonate with listeners; they also serve to illustrate the high value placed on freedom even by those living in gilded surroundings. Fusi is a capable narrator who takes us confidently through Jamila and Abimelech's awakening to life outside the palace. M.R. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2021
CD ISBN 9781980074786 $123.75 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781665003032 $39.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781980074809 $27.99
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