Listening to award-winning author Zadie Smith read her collection of six personal essays about life in the year 2020 is such a transcendent experience that when done, I started again from the beginning. That voice--London-born, smooth, warm, well modulated with a hint of gravel and exquisite articulation. The pace--quick but not too fast. Her "here's the thing" attitude. Her lovely singing. Yes, singing. And the folks who pass though her essays--a homeless man, an island-born immigrant, a fellow macchiato drinker--Smith gives them individual voices with a skill worthy of a professional narrator. The witty, observant, thoughtful essays touch on the pandemic, womanhood, America, families, work, classism and racism, reading and writing, and what makes life worthwhile. This audiobook makes life worthwhile. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593346839 $7.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593346846 $22.50
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