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Such a Fun Age

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kiley Reid

Narrated By: Nicole Lewis

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: December 2019

Duration: 9 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK

'The most provocative page-turner of the year.' --Entertainment Weekly

'A great way to kick off 2020.' --Washington Post

'I urge you to read Such a Fun Age.' --NPR

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.

With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone 'family,' and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

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  • Amelia

    It was such a fun listen , narrator was amazing!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Meka M.

    I felt the storyline had a very slow buildup. I almost gave up on it about halfway through, but continued to push on. I like what the author was trying to do and the point she was trying to get across, but I felt there was too much fluff just to fill pages.

  • Crystal B.

    Painful to finish.

  • Jeff Stewart

    Got through 2 chapters. Not recommended for a couple in their 60s.

  • Roxie Y.

    I didn’t get it, and it was totally boring. I had used my audiobook credit so I had to finish it, but it seemed to have no base, to me. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, a clearer direction, but it never did for me. The news interview piqued my interest some, but that quickly fizzled.

  • Marilyn R.

    Kept me engagedalthough the narrator mispronunciation of the name Alix throughout the book was a little annoying.

  • Nancy K.

    The narration saved this story. It was fun to listen to and the narrator did a great job. But the story was slow and the characters were boring. I'm glad that I finished it because I liked the ending, but it was tough getting there.

  • Carmonique H.

    Loved it! Great narrator!

  • Margaret F.

    Condescending, all knowing character that criticizes every other character. Tiresome and predictable.

  • Kelly G.

    I really enjoyed this audiobook, especially the narrator. Highly recommend!

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