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This I think would be a story and an exposure of a piece of history I would have been interested in hearing about — if only the narrative was voiced by anyone believable . The narrator was terribly mismatched to the characters and content in my opinion . Even driving I-5 I just had to quit listening. I think I’ll go read it.
I enjoyed the musical references immensely and did not expect them to be so detailed. I was especially touched by the section relating to the Jews escaping Germany.
The narrator was FANTASTIC, in my opinion. She had voices for all the characters, had wonderful pronunciation, and used different accents depending on what country people hailed from.
If you could sum up Night in Shanghai in three words, what would they be?
Jazz in1930's Shanghai
Who was your favorite character and why?
the book is more of the telling of a story than deep characterisations
Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Woo Zeller’s performances?
No. Definitely not. She races through the book, keeping up a momentus pace throughout and all the characters sound short and sharp, with no feelings of characterisation.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Play it again Sam
Any additional comments?
Well researched, but certainly nowhere as good as "Lost in Translation" or "cup of light". maybe she is better at dealing with less characters.