Marin Ireland offers an adroit and heartfelt performance of Emma Straub's clever new novel, which repurposes the time-travel trope to explore what makes life meaningful. On her fortieth birthday, Alice realizes that her perfectly fine single, professional, happy life doesn't feel so satisfying anymore. Plus, her dad is dying. But what to do? Why, go to sleep and wake up on your sixteenth birthday, of course. As she dips in and out of lifetimes, Alice wrestles with big questions and funny situations. Ireland's welcoming voice and deft pacing keep listeners fully engaged in the insightful, generous plot. Add her gifts for characterization and mimicry, which channel teenagers and adults to marvelous effect, and you have addictive listening. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9780593584569 $40.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780593584576 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593584583 $76.00
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