Adjoa Andoh narrates a complex story about identity and belonging set in the Imperial Radch universe. Qven would have become a Presgar translator were it not for a terrible incident that set them careening toward the characters Enae Athur and Reet Hluid, and to the Radch Empire. Andoh expertly navigates the emotional depths of the three main characters, each of whom comes from a background in which they have not felt valued or part of their community. While Qven’s history includes shocking trauma and violence, which Andoh renders in a brutally powerful scene, Enae and Reet have also suffered and are given their due by Andoh. As all three claim their identities and start to heal, Andoh’s performance resonates in profound ways. K.M.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781549164835 $31.99
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