This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Ann Patchett, read by the author. HarperAudio, unabridged 10 CDs, 11.5 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-0-06-228286-6
Patchett’s collection of essays covers a variety of subjects including love, divorce, pets, writing, death, and a whole lot more. Fans and newcomers will find this a delightful mix of reflection, observation, amusement, and sincerity. In this audio edition, Patchett proves entirely capable as narrator and maintains listener attention for the duration. Her familiarity with each piece allows for great emphasis and timing, and provides for a smooth reading and intimate performance. Her voice also perfectly captures each essay’s tone, and she knows exactly how to deliver punch lines—which makes listening all the more enjoyable than reading. A Harper hardcover. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 02/24/2014
Release date: 11/01/2013
Paperback - 458 pages - 978-0-06-227853-1
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