AudioFile Favorites: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, Read by a Full Cast
An Exceptional Full-Cast Performance
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This week we’re reairing episodes featuring some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve covered on Behind the Mic. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Alan Minskoff discuss this unusual and absorbing audiobook, The Candy House, full of interwoven stories from Jennifer Egan. Each performance is exceptional. Michael Boatman narrates the opening chapter, capturing the interior life of the enigmatic Bix Boughton, who invents a world-altering technology central to the plot. The time-traveling chapters reprise some of the characters from Egan’s award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, but this novel has a wider timeframe, a greater trajectory, and a more complex plot.