Behind the Mic: On The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue, Read by Emma Lowe
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss an Immersive Audiobook About a Pandemic and Civil Unrest
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss an immersive audiobook about a pandemic and civil unrest — in 1918. Nurse Julia Power grapples with a web of concurrent social issues as she cares for patients in a Dublin maternity ward. Emma Lowe’s beautiful Irish lilt brings the story to life. Julia is united with two other seemingly dissimilar women, a physician with ties to the Irish independence movement, and a vibrant young volunteer from a Catholic boarding house. As circumstances around the women intensify, so will listeners’ investment in the outcome of their stories.
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