All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle, Read by Ben Onwukwe
Hilarious, Heartwarming, and Excellent Listening
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Narrator Ben Onwukwe brings out the humor and pathos in All the Lonely People, Mike Gayle’s story of Jamaican widower Hubert Bird, who discovers friendship in unlikely places. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb tells host Jo Reed about this rich listening experience, thanks to both Gayle’s layered story and Onwukwe’s performance. Hubert’s daughter, Rose, thinks his life is full of friends and fun, but he actually lives an entirely solitary existence. When Rose announces an unexpected visit, he has to find some fake friends quickly. Hubert’s adventures are hilarious and heartwarming, and Onwukwe’s depiction of him makes this production shine. Listeners will root for Hubert, rejoice at his newfound friendships, and wish that they, too, could have a cuppa with this lovely man.
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