Katharine McEwan and Philip Battley do an excellent job alternating voices in this lovely novel. Ellie, portrayed by McEwan, is married to an overbearing man. While mourning the loss of her father, she wanders into a barn on a walk and meets Dan, a harpmaker. Dan, portrayed by Battley, is a bit different from anyone Ellie has ever met before. Battley does a fantastic job... Read More
With a delivery that is sometimes measured and deliberate, sometimes declaiming, author Kendi (National Book Award winner for STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING) drives home his thesis that the only way to ensure true equality for everyone of every race is to identify and dismantle racist policies and enact explicitly antiracist policies. He frames this thinking within his own... Read More
If you sat with the author and talked about how television both reflected and anticipated American culture, it would sound like this audiobook: fascinating, invigorating, and accessible. Narrator Emily Nussbaum doesn't sound like she has a trained voice, but she can present incisive arguments about the programs that have shaped our lives, our perceptions, and our outlooks. This... Read More
Narrator George Guidall brings back the many characters we have come to know and appreciate in Silva's Gabriel Allon series. Once again, Silva leverages current headlines to engage listeners, this time taking them into the intrigues of the House of Saud and the political ramifications of shifting alliances within it. Gabriel Allon, now having two years under his belt as... Read More
Helen Prejean's audiobook bubbles with levity, enthusiasm, and inspiration. In her soft Louisiana drawl, she describes her experiences while a novice with the Congregation of St. Joseph as a "boot camp for the Brides of Christ." By the time she was fully professed, Vatican II in 1962 had changed her life. She blossomed under the new church paradigm while remaining committed to... Read More
Simply put, this audiobook is extraordinary. Narrator Karen Chilton portrays Autumn Spencer, whose twin sister, Summer, has disappeared from the roof of their building without a trace. As Autumn attempts to find out what happened, she becomes obsessed with the way that society treats black women--as if they are invisible and the violence perpetrated against them doesn't matter.... Read More
Narrator Bernadette Dunne expertly establishes a personal connection between listeners and the passengers on a cruise ship that breaks down in the Caribbean. Meg Langslow and her family are well defined, as are the rest of the travelers, in particular the boorish "Three Stooges" and four women who are on a writer's retreat. When passenger Desiree St. Christophe, a notorious... Read More
Listeners will feel as if they're having an intimate chat with acclaimed memoirist Alexandra Fuller (DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT) as she contemplates the life of her boisterous, adventurous father, Tim, whose motto was "travel light, move fast." Fuller is a gifted storyteller with a talent for re-creating her family's life in Africa and Europe. Her unflinching portrayals... Read More
Imogen Church narrates Ruth Ware's unsettling update of Henry James's TURN OF THE SCREW. Nanny Rowan Caine arrives for her first day at what seems like a dream job to find that things are not as perfect as they first seemed. The house's "smart" system malfunctions in the middle of the night, and the children hate her for no apparent reason. Church ably handles the children's... Read More
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