Behind the Mic: On The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao, Read by Nancy Wu
Emily Connelly and Jo Reed Discuss a Family Saga Steeped in Drama and Danger
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Narrator Nancy Wu’s arch, knowing tone sets the stage for a family saga steeped in drama and danger. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Tiffany Tsao’s compelling literary audiobook that turns the thriller genre on its head. Listeners discover at the beginning of the audiobook that Estella has murdered 300 people by poisoning the shark fin soup at her grandfather’s birthday party. Wu voices Gwendolyn, Estella’s sister, who is the family’s sole survivor. As she traces back through family history to discover her sister’s motivations, listeners are taken into a world of luxury and jealousy in Indonesian high society.
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