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The Resource The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (sound recording)

The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (sound recording)

Label
The interestings : a novel
Title
The interestings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Meg Wolitzer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • There's something so appealing about books with a whole cast of main characters. It's as if the listener has the chance to identify with not just one character but with a community. In this engrossing audiobook, Meg Wolitzer and Jen Tullock join forces to create three-dimensional characters whose friendship spans the period between their teenage years at an artsy summer camp and their midlife years in and around New York City. Tullock's gift is her ability to capture conversations without overdramatizing the inflections or the voices. Her pacing is superb, and her tone lends a contemporary feel to this contemporary novel. Beautifully written and performed, this audiobook will appeal to lovers of literary fiction as well as those interested in hearing the stories of kindred spirits. L.B.F. Winner of AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
  • /* Starred Review */ In the 1970s, six artistic, creative, confused teenagers bond at a summer camp for the performing arts. Over the ensuing decades, their friendship and identities are tested by the ups and downs of life: career successes and spectacular failures, secrets and jealousies and betrayals, life-threatening illness, and a crime that makes one of them a fugitive. Jen Tullock gives a tour de force performance, creating authentic, distinct voices for each and every major character—both their insecure, stammering teenage versions and their more mature, adult incarnations—as well as the supporting cast, including an Icelandic camp employee, two Moonies who recruit one of the friends into the cult, and a grizzled Vietnam veteran. Tullock is especially impressive during heart-to-heart conversations or angry arguments, flipping effortlessly back and forth between character voices and, more importantly, conveying each character’s passionate, heartfelt point of view. This is a must-listen performance. A Riverhead hardcover. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed June 24, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 25, p)
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10210119
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolitzer, Meg
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3573.O564
LC item number
I58 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jen Tullock
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tullock, Jen
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted persons
  • Self-realization
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 15:43:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 sound discs (943 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781624060878
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781624060878
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 826457322
  • (OCoLC)826457322
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The interestings : a novel, Meg Wolitzer, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 15:43:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 sound discs (943 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781624060878
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781624060878
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 826457322
  • (OCoLC)826457322
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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