Behind the Mic: On Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan, Read by Lydia Look
Listen to Kevin Kwan’s Lively Take on the Classic A Room With a View
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Kevin Kwan’s modern adaptation of A Room With a View—Sex and Vanity—with an enchanting narration by Lydia Look. Food, fashion, and romance all collide in an escapist listen perfect for fans of Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. When Lucie meets George at an extravagant wedding, sparks fly. Years later, she must decide between her head and her heart when George re-enters her life. Lydia Look’s dramatic performance keeps the energy high and the dialogue extravagant, while also capturing the protagonists’ sweet nature and reserve amidst all the glamor. Listeners fond of Kwan’s series will not be disappointed.
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