Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780062866837 $26.99
Narrator Sarah Naughton pulls the disparate viewpoints of this audiobook together. Told mostly from the perspective of Amy and Dan, adrift parents of three boys in Palo Alto, the novel looks at the ways technology connects and disrupts us. Naughton uses slight changes in tone to give us tense, underappreciated Amy; arrogant, unemployed Dan, and even heartbreaking flat-voiced youth in the few chapters told from the perspectives of their elementary-aged and high school-aged kids. Amy's examination of her life is helped along by the cutting-edge virtual-reality technology that her 19-year-old boss wants to make the next hot commodity: It lets people see alternate lives. Dan finds himself enchanted by a Web news photographer named Maryam, who is audibly stunning in a bright British accent. All the characters in this novel hunger for lives better than their own. S.T.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
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