AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Claire Keegan

Fiction • 50 mins. • Unabridged • © 2023

Claire Keegan narrates her story about a Friday in the life of a Dublin office worker. Her deep voice, a trifle raspy, conveys its darkness of mood. An Irishman named Cathal ventures home to his flat, where no one welcomes him, not even his cat. This story depicts the endemic misogyny that can thwart relationships. Ingrained in Cathal is a stinginess of spirit. He was once engaged to a lively French girl, charmingly portrayed by Keegan, but he failed to unbend and celebrate the simple joys of companionship. Though this story unfolds in less than an hour, it creates a fully developed portrayal of a man lacking in generosity, empathy, or humor. Keegan is both a skilled narrator and the creator of a small literary gem. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]

Digital Download • Faber & Faber • 2023

DD ISBN $10.90

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 ×