The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey, Read by Xe Sands
A Disturbing and Engrossing Sci-Fi Thriller
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Xe Sands narrates with a quiet tension that suits the slow creep of Sarah Gailey’s sci-fi domestic thriller, The Echo Wife. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about Sands’s skill with delivering all of the slowly building suspense in a smooth first-person narration. Evelyn Caldwell is an accomplished scientist in the field of cloning human adults, although her victories feel bittersweet. Her husband, Nathan, is having an affair, but the sweet-voiced Martine isn’t just another woman—Nathan has used Evelyn’s own research techniques to create a domestic and illegal clone of Evelyn herself. It makes for a satisfying, if disturbing audiobook. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
Galileo was convicted of heresy for holding the belief that the Earth revolves around the sun: Younger listeners learn more about scientists and their impactful discoveries in the Junior Classics series Great Scientists and their Discoveries by David Angus, his companion volume to Great Inventors and their Inventions from Naxos AudioBooks. “Clare Corbett and Benjamin Soames narrate conversationally, making the information vibrant.” (AudioFile)
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