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Review: Himself


Himself coverAuthor: Jess Kidd;
Genre: Literary fiction/mystery;
Format: Audiobook;
Narrator: Aiden Kelly;
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (2017);
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5).

This is a terrific audiobook, made even better by the wonderful narration of Aiden Kelly. His accents and pacing were so good; I had no trouble telling who was speaking.

Mahony returns to his tiny village in Ireland in 1976 in order to find the truth of his mother’s death in 1950. The villagers, a motley group of characters, indeed, were described and detailed very well. There was also a subtle love story, but that wasn’t the focus of the story.

I couldn’t stop listening and spent almost 10 hours straight, soaking up the story, the characters, and the beautiful prose of Jess Kidd. It evoked so many feelings that I feel a little exhausted now that it’s over. (Also, my laughing almost woke up my husband.) Now I’ll get some rest, satisfied that I just treated myself to one of my favorite reads of 2019.

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