Girl A by Abigail Dean, Read by Ell Potter
A Novel with a Ripped-from-the-Headlines Feel
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Lex tries hard to ignore her past, when she was known as Girl A in the aftermath of escaping her abusive parents. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Lex’s story, narrated by Ell Potter with a strong yet subtle performance that helps build the psychological tension in the story. The narrative shifts time frames, and Potter’s characterization helps to distinguish the young Lex from the highly accomplished but flawed adult Lex. Potter’s careful pacing allows listeners to use their imagination without feeling the horror is being overly dramatized.
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