Thursday 7 March 2019

Audio: When you read this - 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.


  1. As you know, I don't listen to much audio, but this sounds really unique. Hugs...RO

  2. Replies
    1. Well, not exactly cute, that dead person does hang in the air

  3. This sounds good, I am glad it worked on audio. i have read this type of format, but not listened.

  4. I tend to like books like that this that tell the story with emails and such, but I have listened to books like this on audio and I hate how the narrator has to read the email headers and such. It gets annoying.

    1. I did not think of that! Maybe she did not do it? Now you have me wondering

  5. She wants her blog published after her death? That would be strange.

  6. This was a risky one. Glad it worked!

  7. Sounds a little different and yet its one I think that appeals to me.

  8. Sounds interesting. To publish or not to publish??

  9. That does sound like a different kind of audiobook. Glad it worked for you.

  10. Hmm, interesting when one of the central characters of a story is dead and you only get a sense of her through letters and blog posts. Does sound different indeed.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Her blog, the letters are between her boss and sister



Copyright © 2008-2020 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell All Rights Reserved. Proudly powered by Blogger

  © Blogger template Starry by 2008 Modified by Lea

Back to TOP