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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Brian Nishii

Fiction • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Drawing from his childhood in Tokyo, as well as his acting experience, Brian Nishii delivers a flawless narration. In this Japanese bestseller, a dead soul wins a lottery and gets a second chance. Prapura, an angel, guides the soul as it occupies the body of Makoto Kobayashi, a 14-year-old who recently attempted suicide. The soul must learn from its past mistakes in order to be reincarnated. Nishii nimbly varies his tone between serious and comical, clearly communicating the author's light touch with sensitive topics. In Makoto's interactions with other flawed characters, Nishii displays a masterful ability to imbue each scene with heartfelt emotions. Anchored by a solid translation, this short production is a memorable listen. V.T.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2021]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2021

CD ISBN 9798200724802 $29.95 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798200724819 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $20.97

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