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THE PLUS ONE

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Lauren Fortgang

Fiction • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Narrator Lauren Fortgang's wide range of voices perfectly portrays the formidable protagonist of this delightful story filled with thought-provoking insights on love and family. Desperate to placate her mother, who fears her daughter will be single forever, 29-year-old Kelly, an engineer, creates a robot named Ethan to accompany her to the upcoming wedding of her seemingly perfect sister. Fortgang brings out the humor in Kelly's frazzled relationship with her micromanaging, relationship-focused mother--but also the tenderness, as Kelly discovers another side of the woman who loves her. Perfect modulation for Ethan's sensitive yet robot-like voice effectively captures the paradoxes of his compassion and insight as he teaches Kelly about love. A touching story and magical performance make for a gratifying listen. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9781984887856 $20.00

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9781984887863 $76.00

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