Alice McDermott is a wonderful writer and the story here lives up to her reputation, but the reader is so bad that enjoyment of the story is compromised.
Find another reader.
The story was great.
I don't know how Audible finds its readers, but ruling out those with irritating voices, tics like ending every sentence on a rising note, etc. would improve the listener's enjoyment. Maybe the authors should be reviewing the performers before the book is released to the public.
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