Narrator Peter Berkrot gives a perfectly pitched performance in this existential take on a midlife crisis. At the funeral of his mildly famous mother, a theologian, Calvin Bledsoe meets his long-lost Aunt Beatrice and embarks on an unexpected adventure across the globe with her. Berkrot's narration is wry and matter-of-fact, providing a counterpoint to the increasingly zany twists and turns of the plot. Calvin is the essential straight man, both bewildered and sardonic, while Aunt Beatrice is cheerfully imperious. As Calvin and his aunt create mayhem wherever they go, Berkrot adds voices for the wild cast of supporting characters they encounter. Listeners who enjoy absurdist adventure mixed with philosophical debate will be swept up by this unusual audiobook. N.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781684576395 $18.82 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781684576388 $17.49
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