Narrator Peter Kenney picks up on the playful undercurrent running throughout this audiobook about bibliophiles who frequent brick-and-mortar bookstores. He becomes the sarcastic yet relatable voice of the author, Scottish bookseller Bythell, whose observations of his customers pepper this memoir of bookselling. Listeners will have fun because Kenney is having fun with the spot-on descriptions of buyers' quirks. Classified as various species, each persona is presented as if providing a description of a scientific specimen. Kenney makes the most of these parodies. He captures Bythell's persona as a lovable, judgmental bookselling busybody through a lively performance presented with the breathlessness of one friend confiding in another. Listeners will be laughing out loud throughout and recognize many of the species being described. M.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781664783102 $14.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2021
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