cover image All the Truth That’s in Me

All the Truth That’s in Me

Julie Berry, read by Kathleen McInerney. Penguin Audio, library edition, unabridged, six CDs, 7.75 hrs., $59.99 ISBN 978-1-101-63123-2

Two years after her kidnapping, 18-year-old Judith returns to her small hometown of Roswell Station, maimed and incapable of speaking due to her mutilated tongue. She spends the ensuing years shunned by the townspeople, but when invaders threaten Roswell Station, she must decide if her secrets can be revealed to save her neighbors. Narrator McInerney delivers a solid performance in this audio edition. The story is not told chronologically and therefore McInerney must move back and forth through time, alternating her tone appropriately for scenes set before, during, and after Judith’s kidnapping. The narrator also provides distinct character voices that are varied and appropriate. However, McInerney is at her best when rendering Judith’s thoughts and vocalizing the character’s inner frustration. Ages 12-up. A Viking hardcover. (Sept.)