Eunice Wong’s brisk performance perfectly suits this humorous yet poignant cozy mystery as she distinctively voices a variety of characters. The lonely existence of 60-year-old Chinese immigrant Vera Wong takes a wild turn when she discovers a dead body in her rundown San Francisco tea shop. Vera is a woman of strong opinions and decisive actions, and Wong’s crisp, accented portrayal reveals all of Vera’s amusing, endearing, and exasperating traits. Wong manages the large cast—young and old, Chinese, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and American—with plenty of energy and enthusiasm, subtly distinguishing among them while illuminating the individual stories that advance the action and unveil the mystery. Let’s hope this isn’t the last we hear of Vera and company. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593675359 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593675366 $76.00
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