Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade, Read by Isabelle Ruther
A Delightful and Fun Romance
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Isabelle Ruther narrates a charming IRL romance between online friends—one of whom happens to be famous. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the fun of listening to Olivia Dade’s audiobook, Spoiler Alert, about love found through fandom and a viral Twitter post. April Whittier has been active in fandom for years, and no one in her real-life circle knows until an interaction with TV star Marcus Caster-Rupp goes viral and the two end up on a date. Ruther gently teases out Marcus’s reluctance and vulnerability in sharing his true self with April, and she perfectly captures April’s sparkling wit, vivacious personality, and fierce intelligence. A joy to listen to.
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