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by | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

Biography & Memoir • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Billie Fulford-Brown masterfully narrates this fascinating hybrid tale--part journalism, part memoir--of a 30-something woman who leaves London for Scotland to learn about the workers of offshore oil rigs. Against the backdrop of hardscrabble Aberdeen, Fulford-Brown brings a clear, inviting voice to the author, allowing a touch of Lasley's Liverpool background to enter the posh accent. With youthful calm, Fulford-Brown depicts a recklessness that at times causes one to catch one's breath as Lasley immerses herself professionally and personally in the world of North Sea oil workers. Fulford-Brown's seamless shifts into a northeastern Scots accent adds to her portrayals. These are memorable characters whose tales of living for months on "floating bombs" are delivered in dismissive masculine tones--as if being told over pub drinks. D.H.R. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780063030862 $20.99

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