Astray by Emma Donoghue audiobook

Astray

By Emma Donoghue
Read by various narrators

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619695313

  • ISBN: 9781619695337

Runtime: 6.50 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2013 Audie Award for Short Stories/Collections

The 2012 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Short Stories/Collections

A Booklist Editors’ Choice, Adult Books, 2012

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are goldminers and counterfeiters, attorneys, and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. 

With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Haunting…These seekers and their stories pull you in—and stir your heart.” People (4 stars)
“Donoghue’s affinity for yesteryear’s untold tales is charming, and her talent for dialect is hard to overstate, which is why it’s the first-person stories in Astray that shine brightest…Each and every one of Donoghue’s characters leaves an impression.” Time
“The casting is perfect; all five narrators breathe life into their stories with equal skill, and they all fit their various stories beautifully. In addition to the spot-on casting, ASTRAY also includes a judicious use of music to designate the transitions between works, creating an unrivaled listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Splendid…[An] original and compelling collection.” Boston Globe
“Revolutionary-era New Jersey, Civil War–era Texas, the gold rush Yukon, and many other settings come to life in this wonderfully imaginative, transporting collection.” Booklist, starred review

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Author

Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Author Bio: Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue, born in Dublin, is a playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her works of contemporary and historical fiction include the New York Times bestsellers Room and Frog Music. Her books have also been finalists for the Man Booker, Commonwealth Prize, the Orange Prize, and the Women’s Prize for Ficton. She also writes story collections, literary history, and plays for stage and radio.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English