Intimations by Zadie Smith, Read by the Author
This Audiobook Makes Life Worthwhile
Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens.
Listening to award-winning author Zadie Smith read Intimations, her collection of six personal essays about life in the year 2020, is such a transcendent experience that when done, you’ll want to start again from the beginning. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Smith’s audiobook, which she reads with a smooth, warm, London-born voice and a quick but not too fast pace. The witty, observant, thoughtful essays touch on the pandemic, womanhood, America, families, classism and racism, reading and writing, and what makes life worthwhile.
To listen to the rest of the episode, as well as the whole archive of Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine, subscribe and listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever else you find your favorite podcasts.
Support for Behind the Mic comes from Dreamscape Media, your library-first publisher who prides themselves on offering high-quality and accessible entertainment for the entire family. Dreamscape is passionate about their content and continually strives for excellence.
Previous ArticlePremee Mohamed and
Her Protagonists Want to Save the World