The Cave Dwellers by Christina McDowell, Read by Madeleine Maby
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Madeleine Maby narrates Christina McDowell’s layered satirical novel, The Cave Dwellers, with a strong sense of story and a fine ability to get inside her characters’ psyches. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the fast-paced story of Washington, DC’s powerful and power-hungry residents that launches with the drama of a horrific crime. The “cave dwellers,” or those with old money and old mansions, live uptown existences that are upended by murder and corruption at the highest levels. Maby’s narrations are nuanced, and her performance reveals the vapid sounds of the social climber and the angst of the teenager.
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