Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley, Read by Suzanne Toren
An Alluring Escape
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Suzanne Toren narrates Perestroika in Paris, a fable with such subtlety and grace that the listener is effortlessly lulled into the fantastic world of talking and thinking animals. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minkoff discuss the magic of taking a trip to Paris, via Jane Smiley’s new audiobook. Toren’s portrayals of the animals—Perestroika, a thoroughbred racehorse; a shorthaired German pointer; a raven; and mallards—that inhabit this audiobook are splendid. Perestroika and Paris shine brightly, and this audiobook is a marvelous listening experience and alluring escape.
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