With his engaging voice, Patrick Bringley takes the listener inside New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in a uniquely personal way. Having been a museum guard for 10 years, he offers keenly detailed observations of visitors, his fellow guards, and the art itself. The former NEW YORKER staffer narrates his insightful and detailed memoir in a resonant voice with slightly clipped speech, switching to lively expression for dialogue with patrons and co-workers. Bringley came to his job while grieving the death of his brother, hoping to be surrounded by quiet beauty. He rambles back and forth between details of his own life and commentary on his relationships to works of art that especially speak to him. As a guard, he offered much more than the "don't touch" that most visitors would expect. J.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781797146751 $17.99
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
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 contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!