AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Gerard Doyle

Fiction • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Whether short stories are usually your “cuppa” or not, this outstanding collection will be deeply satisfying if you love literary fiction. Gerard Doyle does the best and apparently hardest thing for a narrator: He makes himself invisible so that the stories come alive for the listener, seemingly without an intermediary between the ear and the author. A mother whose son, a priest, is about to be tried for sexual abuse is disappointed and angry, but not for the reasons you'd guess. A young man is bewildered to realize that his mother is a hopeless drunk. How could he not have known? And yet, you believe he didn't. Doyle brings them alive with gravity and respect, exciting wonder at the emotional complexity of ordinary lives. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0690-0 $19.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0691-7 $19.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0688-7 $54.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0689-4 $55.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0692-4 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×