The Good Nanny by Benjamin Cheever audiobook

The Good Nanny

By Benjamin Cheever
Read by George Wilson

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781582341224

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664446359

  • ISBN: 9781664554184

Runtime: 8.84 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Expert satirist Benjamin Cheever, author of Famous After Death, uses his dark sense of humor to deliver another searing look at suburbia. Literary editor Stuart Cross and his wife Andie, a film critic, hire the talented Louise to be nanny to their two young girls. Louise's perfection, however, begins to irritate the ambitious, but less accomplished Stuart and Andie, and soon the parents' jealousy gets the better of them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Scathing…Like a literary Nanny Diaries told from the perspective of beleaguered parents, Cheever’s tart tale skewers its protagonists’ ambition, materialism, literary pretensions, and sheltered lives…Satisfying.” Publishers Weekly
“A twisted and gripping listen written by someone who understands the machinations of modern culture.” AudioFile
“Biting humor and witty dialogue create a satirical tone that complements the disturbing story. This book first appears light and carefree and then packs a wallop, before wrapping everything up in an uneven, lopsided way.” Library Journal
“Topsy-turvy…An immensely funny and sharp account of the vanity of human wishes.” Kirkus Reviews
“Far too few people know that Benjamin Cheever is America’s best comic novelist. He can make a reader laugh out loud, but his purposes are serious, and his humor, like Waugh’s, derives from an awareness of the darker tendencies of human nature.” Alec Wilkinson, author of My Mentor and Mr. Apology and Other Essays

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Author

Author Bio: Benjamin Cheever

Author Bio: Benjamin Cheever

Benjamin Cheever, son of the novelist John Cheever, is the author of four adult fiction novels, one children’s book, and two nonfiction books.  He has also been an editor at Reader’s Digest and a newspaper reporter for the New York Times, Nation, and New Yorker. He has taught at The New School for Social Research and the Benning MFA program and has hosted a television show called About Writing. He lives in Pleasantville, New York, with his wife and sons.

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Author Bio: Ben Cheever

Author Bio: Ben Cheever

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English