Mrs. Fletcher

Tom Perrotta, read by Carrie Coon and Finn Wittrock, with a full cast. S&S Audio, unabridged, 9 CDs, 11 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-5082-3282-7
The enticing audio edition of Perrotta’s latest novel features a large cast tackling the perspectives of multiple characters. Top-billed actors Coon and Whitrock shine in giving voice to the two main characters, 40-something divorcée Eve Fletcher and her college-freshman son, Brandon. Actor Coon—who played Nora Durst in the HBO adaptation of Perrotta’s novel The Leftovers—splendidly captures the essence of both empty-nest loneliness and nascent erotic liberation in her portrayal of Eve. Whitrock oozes self-absorbed arrogance and angst as high-school hot shot turned clueless college kid Brandon. The pair’s most memorable moments center on their coming to terms with embarrassing matters of sexuality. Together with the other actors, Coon and Whitrock use subtle vocal mannerisms and pacing to convey the palpable sense of tension surrounding the convoluted romantic triangle at the heart of the story. The group effort hooks listeners from the start. A Scribner hardcover. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 10/02/2017
Release date: 08/01/2017
Genre: Audio
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