Author Andrew Daddo’s performance of his own It’s All Good, a deeply affecting memoir about adventure, tragedy, and a friendship spanning decades and continents, is energetic and adept.
Beyond his strong pacing and clear elocution, Daddo knows exactly how to articulate the emotionality inherent in this audiobook, which is framed as a letter to a woman named Rose, the daughter of Daddo’s old friend Ray, now dead. As Daddo describes the long arc of this friendship, and the cross-country trip which first cemented it, the listener is swept up in a story both humorous and poignant - and not soon to be forgotten.
In It's All Good, Daddo writes about that motorcycle journey, the people he met, and the things he and Ray did, as a way of sharing with Rose some memories of her father.
As an Australian living in the US, I found Daddo's commentary extremely refreshing. A very relatable account of working, travelling and experiencing the US, this book had me laughing out loud and now I am looking for more!