Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Read by Marin Ireland
This Is an Audiobook to Savor
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Marin Ireland uses many theatrical gifts in her fine narration of this bittersweet novel. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Anxious People, the new audiobook from Fredrik Backman, the Swedish author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown. To get the most out of this story, the reader must listen—Ireland is extraordinary. There are a multitude of characters, and each voice speaks in a sort of stream of consciousness. Ireland is able to capture the tone of each, showing a wonderful variety and range, inhabiting each individual. At a time when we are all anxious, this audiobook is just the respite.
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