Radio Silence

Written by:
Alice Oseman
Narrated by:
Aysha Kala

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2017
10 hours 24 minutes
The second novel by the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman, the author of the million-copy bestselling Heartstopper books—now a major Netflix series.

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances has always been a study machine with one goal: elite university. Nothing will stand in her way. Not friends, not a guilty secret—not even the person she is on the inside.

But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favorite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.

Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’s dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…

She has to confess why Carys disappeared…

Meanwhile at university, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets.

It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being your true self that you can find happiness.

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

A coming-of-age read that tackles issues of identity, the pressure to succeed, diversity, and freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tour de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.
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Dilan K.

Well, the narrator is amazing, very sympathetic and the way she reads is immensely engaging. Can’t say the same about the novel, which is mediocre at best. Didn’t get to learn or feel anything new about friendships, working on one’s future, or even teen angst. The novelist is pretty young (though older than I am) so it’s still great that she has written multiple books. Congrats to her, maybe her other works are more high-quality, with more likable characters that spark a more in-depth ponder.

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