The Missing Diamonds by Annabelle Sami, Read by Zenia Starr
A Thrilling Caper Perfect for Family Listening
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Zenia Starr narrates The Missing Diamonds, a lively start to an exciting mystery series starring Zaiba, a determined 11-year-old on the lookout for a case. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Annabelle Sami’s new mystery that is perfect for family listening. The Royal Star Hotel is bustling with guests for Zaiba’s cousin’s Mehndi party, and when clever Zaiba, her younger brother Ali, and her best friend Poppy hear of a VIP guest, they’re determined to discover who it is—little do they know they’re stumbling onto a burglary! Starr’s bright narration and ease with shifting between British, Pakistani, and American accents will keep young listeners hooked as they try to solve the case of the missing diamonds—and dog!—along with Zaiba.
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