The choice to cast Zura Johnson and Caitlin Kelly to narrate this debut novel elevates this audiobook. Both sound young and provide a good tempo. The two narrators, who play the parts of two sisters telling the story of their Russian-Jewish immigrant family, are able mimics of the parents' and grandparents' strong accents, sometimes to comic effect. Johnson portrays Masha, who is called home from Israel to help find her younger sister, Anna (Kelly), who has vanished from Milwaukee. Anna's disappearance is the heart of the mystery. The title refers to living in the middle of nowhere, in this case Wisconsin. Both narrators capture the challenges of immigrant life and the complexities of family. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Dreamscape 2021
CD ISBN 9781666518191 $59.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781666518757 $18.25 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781666518337 $24.99
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