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- Written by: Jeffrey Eugenides
- Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
- Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.
An epic story of life in 20th century America
- By Derek Kitchen on 2018-08-24
The Narration was AMAZING!
This book is more salient now, than when I read it the first time years ago. It is an intensely personal story with a host of characters raw and real. The first person point of view, coupled with shifts in time and place, is critical to the stories layers - yet there is never a moment where you think: wait, where are we now? The humour and honesty of the narrator made me smile one moment, laugh out loud, and then want to cry for all of the sadness that was endured. The story is interesting and it simply did not feel as long as it is. I will probably listen again in a few years as it was hard to let go of the story.
Critical to it all: the performance of Kristofffer Tabori is one of the best in the nearly 800 audio books I have in my library. Truly incredible voices he performs; voices that brought the characters all to life.