An audiobook narrated by Michael Crouch is always a treat, and this one is no exception. Marty arrives in London with his oboe and his dreams, looking for a fresh start and a place where he can be openly gay away from his conservative hometown. He soon makes new friends and even falls in love, but he also has to deal with anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and the challenges of being away from home. Crouch's narration is vulnerable and authentic; he sounds just like a 17-year-old queer kid who is figuring himself out. His portrayal of Marty's nervousness concerning dating, sex, and friendship is particularly poignant. Simply and beautifully narrated, this audiobook is a love letter to music and a celebration of the courage it takes to live authentically. L.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2021
DD ISBN 9780593340271 $23.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2021
DD ISBN 9780593340288 $56.00
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