I got my copy of the Zoe’s Tale audiobook today, and have been listening to certain parts of it that I was hoping the narrator wouldn’t mess up, and I’m really extraordinarily happy to say that, in fact, the narrator here has done a really fine job of it and nailed several of the critical scenes pretty much exactly right, and also in a general sense has done good work capturing Zoë’s voice and tone and feel (as well as those of most of the other characters as well). Since I feel very protective of Zoë as a character, you can assume I was ready to be critical of whomever the narrator would be, so the fact I’m happy with the rendition should be taken as taken as a positive sign.
So, thank you, Tavia Gilbert, for taking good care of Zoë while you read her. I do appreciate it. For the rest of you: man, you are so going to cry in places. Be prepared.