High Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson, Read by Amy Scanlon
Save the Humans with Lana and Her Fairy Friend, Bugbite
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Kelly Robson’s fantastical take on Brexit, High Times in the Low Parliament. Narrator Amy Scanlon’s British intonations and wry tone suit the delightfully charming, lazy, and witty scribe Lana Baker, who finds herself stuck among the fairies and monotony of life in the Low Parliament. There she’s made to transcribe endless angry debates that inevitably end up in hung votes—despite the threat of death by fairy-induced flood if members can’t come to agreement. Scanlon’s breathy delivery adds to Robson’s wonderful world-building in this utterly fun political satire. Scanlon delights listeners as Lana works to save the humans—while also wooing a beautiful Deputy, getting high, and endlessly teasing her cantankerous fairy friend, Bugbite.