Star of the North

12 CDs. 15:07 hrs. Books on Tape. May 2018. ISBN 9780525634874. $45. digital download. F
With world events the way they are these days, what resonates more than North Korea? Mystery, adventure, espionage, international relations, long-hidden family secrets, this title has them all. With elements and characters including a kidnapping years ago, a high-ranking North Korean official with a traitorous family secret in a police state, and a simple peasant woman looking to feed her family by becoming involved in the black market, this intertwined plot slowly builds to a tense climax.
VERDICT The characters are well developed and seem authentic. The narration of Linda Park is exquisite in its subtlety; her performance is magnificent.

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