Milkman by Anna Burns audiobook

Milkman

By Anna Burns
Read by Bríd Brennan

Dreamscape
14.20 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle and rumors start to swell, middle sister becomes “interesting”—the last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed, and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is a story of inaction with enormous consequences.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the 2019 Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction

A Washington Post Best Audiobook selection

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman.

But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle and rumors start to swell, middle sister becomes “interesting”—the last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed, and to be noticed is dangerous.

Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is a story of inaction with enormous consequences.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Everything about this novel rings true…Original, funny, disarmingly oblique, and unique.” Guardian (London)
“Seeth[es] with black humor and adolescent anger at the adult world and its brutal absurdities.” New Yorker
“At times challenging and slow-going to read in print, it opens itself when delivered by the actor Bríd Brennan, a native of Northern Ireland herself. She captures the dialogue’s cadence wherein much of the novel’s sense lies, renders the menace palpable, and conveys the narrator’s subtle humor with fitting understatement.” Washington Post (audio review)
“[A] wildly good and true novel of how living in fear limits people.” NPR.org
“It is a deeply feminist work, a compelling and significant look at how the regular life of a young woman is intimately used for personal and political gain…Middle Sister is a force. She is a modern heroine.” Los Angeles Times
“This performance adds another adjective: exceptional. Brid Brennan’s portrayal of the unnamed ‘middle sister’ is arresting. Her gorgeously accented voice balances honesty and innocence with toughness and stubbornness. This production keeps the listener in the moment while simultaneously building anticipation for the resolution…Brennan’s pacing and full immersion in the text illuminate this challenging novel, smoothing out the roughest parts and lighting up its virtues. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Anna Burns

Author Bio: Anna Burns

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English