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One Last Thing Before I Go

Jonathan Trooper, read by John Shea. Penguin Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.25 hrs., $39.95 ISBN 978-1-61176-119-1

Drew Silver’s life hasn’t quite turned out the way he expected. He’s divorced, plays in a wedding band despite onetime musical stardom, and—to top it off—he’s got a pregnant teenage daughter. But rather than try to solve all of his problems, Silver opts to live the rest of his life to the absolute fullest and make peace with himself. John Shea, who delivers an understated reading that perfectly captures the heart of Trooper’s tale, skillfully narrates this heartbreaking and emotional journey. Shea’s Silver is resolute yet fragile. His narration is simple and straightforward, but also demonstrates the narrator’s ability to modulate his voice to capture a variety of emotions. A Dutton hardcover. (Aug.)