AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Kate Reading

Fiction • 12.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Kate Reading's stately narration is as expansive as Bertha Truitt herself, the majestic spirit central to this sprawling novel. When Bertha mysteriously appears, as if resurrected, atop a grave in the local cemetery, she bowls over the residents of Salford, Massachusetts--literally, as she immediately sets about establishing a bowling alley in town. Reading's rich, rounded timbre fits both Bertha's character and the story's somewhat whimsical sweep. That smooth backdrop leaves Reading room to develop the rougher, edgier voices of the oddballs and lost souls whose lives, set in motion by Bertha's kinetic energy, play out over much of the novel. With BOWLAWAY, Reading can add to her list of narrative accomplishments helping to turn a bowling alley into an allegory. K.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9780062892188 $29.99

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×