Category Archives: contemporary fiction

Escape From New York, by Zadie Smith (narrated by Dan Bernard)

“He could not get over how well he was handling the apocalypse so far.” Zadie Smith’s Escape From New York is the hilarious escape of Michael, Marlon & Liz from New York. No planes are leaving the city and they barely know … Continue reading

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante

Translated by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. Hillary Huber’s performance captivated me immediately. She is Elena Greco, the book’s main character and narrator. I’ve not come across her as a reader before but she conveys expertly the complex emotion and … Continue reading

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