Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney, Read by Aoife McMahon
A Hopeful Millennial Journey Shines Through McMahon’s Performance
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Narrator Aoife McMahon’s voice makes the conflicts of Irish millennials beautiful in Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this tableau of friends—Eileen, Alice, Felix, and Simon—who are wrestling with relationships, mental health, politics, and the purpose of life. McMahon’s musical Irish voice enhances the story, and she brings a flair for storytelling and vocalization to this narration. She makes her transitions between points of view with the lightness of a lark, and Rooney’s peerless descriptions imprint upon the mind’s eye. A hopeful millennial journey shines through McMahon’s performance.
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