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LESSONS FOR SURVIVAL Mothering Against "the Apocalypse"

by | Read by Emily Raboteau

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Emily Raboteau reads with purpose, a clear voice, and a conversational tone that works well for the personal essays in this satisfying audiobook. Her delivery style adjusts to the varied subjects: a sense of wonder at identifying birds, exasperation at dealing with New York City real estate, and empathy for a water-starved Palestinian family. She has a gift for languages; in particular, she delivers Spanish well and emulates Chaucerian English impressively. The subjects range from a eulogy to her father to mothering her two Black sons and to profiling a friend who is a prepper living in an RV. In one of the most effective chapters, she traverses New York, discovering art that comments on climate change. In another chapter, she photographs urban birds. The lessons in this text are hard earned and elegantly expressed. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781250890672 $26.99

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