This offbeat audiobook, narrated in a purposely smug, preppy tone by actor Matt Amendt, tells the story of an aardvark from its capture in Africa by naturalist Sir Richard Ostlet to its fateful arrival at the Washington, DC, home of Republican Congressman Alex Wilson. The action alternates between the present and the Victorian era. Amendt approximates the English accents of Sir Richard and his secret lover, who handles the stuffing and selling of the aardvark after Sir Richard's suicide. Their relationship mirrors that of Alex and his lover, Greg Tampico. How this leads to Alex's career unraveling keeps the listeners alternately amused and aghast. Amendt's deft narration maintains listeners' engagement with both the past and present plots. L.W.S © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-2801-1 $24.98
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