Monday, March 4

B's Monday: When You Read This by Mary Adkins

Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 02-05-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio

My Thoughts
This was different. I have read books like this but I have never done it in audio. At first I was not sure, but it did work really well and you felt really close to everyone.

The book takes place after Iris' death. Her boss Simon is struggling with losing her. Her sister is struggling with loosing her. He wants to publish her blog (as was her wish), and her sister does not like it.

So what do we get? We get emails and text messages between these too as they get to know each other better. We get emails from his intern Carl, who is so so annoying, but whom you still have to like. And everything else in a modern world. Online therapy, spam, you name it. And it does work.

I'd say the only thing I did not get a sense of was how everyone looked. I really could not picture them at all when it was in this way.

Also, yes we do get Iris too, but only though her blog posts, which I guess does not make this as sad as it could have been. which is a good thing.

As it was now. I enjoyed it. It was sure a different way to listen to audio.

I liked her, and omg her Carl voice was exactly him! She brought order to this book as it was done in this format.


Anachronist said...

Yeah, audio books can make or break it by the strength of the narrator's voice...

Melliane said...

DIdn't know about it but it looks good

Blodeuedd said...

ANd for me, the right speed, lol


Carole Rae said...

*waves* I am late to the party as per normal ;)

Sophia Rose said...

I'd read it/listen to it out of sheer curiosity for the 'after death' epistolary format, but yeah, it has its limits when you miss out on descriptions. Cool!