cover image Triburbia: A Novel

Triburbia: A Novel

Karl Taro Greenfield, read by Kirby Heyborne, Sean Runnette, Cris Dukehart, Todd McLaren, Paul Boehmer, Emily Durante, and Dan John Miller. Dreamscape Media, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.75 hrs., $59.99 ISBN 978-1-61120-911-2

Centered upon the intersecting lives of a handful of TriBeCa residents, Greenfield’s novel charts the struggles, failures, and successes of a sound engineer, a gangster, a chef, a sculptor, a film producer, and a memoirist. With each chapter told from the perspective of one of the primary characters, this audio edition features a different narrator for each point of view. Although the cast hands in effective and consistent performances that ably capture the characters, listeners will, at times—particularly during transitions between longer chapters—find themselves confused about which character is saying what. Additionally confusing are sections of dialogue—as each narrator must also voice the book’s other primary characters. Still, listeners willing to stick it out will find this a compelling tale of life in New York City. A Harper hardcover. (July)