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  • Someone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Alice McDermott
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    An ordinary life - its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion - lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections - of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age - come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.

    Annie M. says: "Each word chosen like a jewel"
    "Worst reader I've encountered"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Find another reader.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story was great.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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