Do You Follow? by J.C. Bidonde, Read by Marnye Young
A Twisted Thriller Narrated Flawlessly
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Narrator Marnye Young inhabits J.C. Bidone’s twisted thriller, Do You Follow?, with flawless pacing and a compassionate tone. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this tense coming-of-age listen. Alexa leaves the claustrophobic care of her parents to take a job and move to New York City. But something’s wrong, and there’s an ominous feeling suggested by Young’s performance that deepens when Alexa is reunited with her estranged sister, Beth. Young adds palpable tension as the story reveals a dark incident linking the siblings.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks. April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with The Great Poets: Walt Whitman – an excellent introduction, and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner. Read by Garrick Hagon, this audiobook contains some of Whitman’s greatest poems, including Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, and When the Lilacs Gently Bloomed. Find out about it at naxosaudiobooks.com.