Narrators Edoardo Ballerini and Maria Liatis couldn't be better in Isabel Allende's intricate, heartrending novel. From 1938 Europe to 2019 America, numerous upended lives are woven into a fascinating tapestry. Samuel Adler must leave Nazi Germany via the Kindertransport; Leticia Cordero narrowly escapes the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador; because of the Trump government's heartless immigration policy, 7-year-old partially blind Anita is left alone in a detention center after her mother is deported. Ballerini is simply outstanding. Every voice he delivers is believable; every emotion feels authentic. As Anita, Liatis sounds like a child--displaced, afraid, and dependent on a determined social worker and a sympathetic lawyer. Allende's poignant storytelling and sharp criticism of unfeeling bureaucracies are made even better by two remarkable performances. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
CD ISBN 9780593739983 $40.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780593739990 22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593740002 $85.50
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