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by | Read by Heather Wilds

Fiction • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

With a sweet, lushly accented tone, Heather Wilds voices Esme, an earnest British graduate student who is studying art history at Columbia and navigating the strangeness of Manhattan. As the protagonist, Wilds alternates between a naïve, timid newcomer and a sharp-tongued, straight-talking independent woman, sometimes to the point of stretching realism. Similarly, the pacing of the audiobook is often inconsistent. Esme's ordered world is thrown into disarray by an unplanned pregnancy, and sometimes her behavior is so clichéd as to be frustrating. Even though some of the conversations offer uneven interpretations of New York accents, this production is largely a good listen, thanks to Wilds. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2014

CD ISBN 9781452618593 $42.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452668598 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2014

CD ISBN 9781452648590 $83.99 • Nine CDs

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