Lemon Audiobook, by Yeo-sun Kwon Play Audiobook Sample

Lemon Audiobook

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Read By: Greta Jung, Greg Chun, Jaine Ye Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705037478

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Longest Chapter Length:

34:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

25 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

21:42 minutes

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Publisher Description

Parasite meets The Good Son in this piercing psychological portrait of three women haunted by a brutal, unsolved crime.

In the summer of 2002, when Korea is abuzz over hosting the FIFA World Cup sports tournament, eighteen-year-old Kim Hae-on is killed in what becomes known as the High School Beauty Murder. Two suspects quickly emerge: rich kid Shin Jeongjun, whose car Hae-on was last seen in, and delivery boy Han Manu, who witnessed her there just a few hours before her death. But when Jeongjun’s alibi checks out, and no evidence can be pinned on Manu, the case goes cold.

Seventeen years pass without any resolution for those close to Hae-on, and the grief and uncertainty take a cruel toll on her younger sister, Da-on, in particular. Unable to move on with her life, Da-on tries in her own twisted way to recover some of what she’s lost, ultimately setting out to find the truth of what happened. 

Shifting between the perspectives of Da-on and two of Hae-on’s classmates struck in different ways by her otherworldly beauty, Lemon ostensibly takes the shape of a crime novel. But identifying the perpetrator is not the main objective here: Kwon Yeo-sun uses this well-worn form to craft a searing, timely exploration of privilege, jealousy, trauma, and how we live with the wrongs we have endured and inflicted in turn.

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“A powerhouse thriller told in elliptical interlinked stories…A deservedly successful Stateside debut that should assure future imports.”

— Booklist (starred review) 


  • “A haunting literary crime story…Razor-sharp observations of class, gender, and privilege in contemporary Korea…[a] page-turner.”

    — Cosmopolitan
  • “Kwon pulls off what I can describe only as a sleight of hand.”

    — New York Times Book Review


  • A Ms. Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Novels of Fall
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Fall's Most Anticipated Books
  • A New York Times Pick of New Books of the Season

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About Greta Jung

Timothy Andrés Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration. He has had acting roles on House of Cards and has also been a costar on HBO’s acclaimed series The Wire opposite country music legend Steve Earl. As a stage actor, he has worked off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre, and his regional credits include Center Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, the Hippodrome, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre.