By

Read By

Brid Brennan

Length

14 hrs and 11 mins

Audiobook Review

Milkman

Genre(s)

Anna Burns

Overall
Performance

Dark and light in equal measure.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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This isn’t an easy listen. There are some very dark themes in this book, but they are outshone by its tone. Controversial, I know, but I enjoyed the namelessness of the characters, which added to its quirkiness and made it feel like having a gossip with someone while worried about being overheard. This is, of course, fitting and reflects the claustrophobic atmosphere in which the character lives.

There’s a bit too much repetition of thoughts and themes, but overall an interesting if difficult novel.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Bris Brennan was a brilliant choice to narrate this, her dry, circumspect delivery highlighting its quirkiness.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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ABOUT

Milkman

THE BLURB

"In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences."