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Not My Father's SonNot My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Captivating and crushingly beautiful. I was concerned that I’d have a hard time with Cumming’s accent, but he spoke slowly enough that I was able to follow. It wasn’t so slow that it was dragging though – perfectly paced. I listened for 5 hours straight and then the last hour when I woke up the next morning.

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Reading Report


✓ A book by an author from Africa

I finally finished Americanah which I started in APRIL and restarted in October. I feel that I would have liked this book much more if I had read it traditionally instead of via audiobook. The narrator did NOT work for me at all. This is the first title I’ve actually returned to Audible. They’re so great about that.


✓ A book published this year

Yaaaaasssss! It was so good. I raced through Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3) and again Robert Glenister is a PHENOMENAL reader. I love listening to him. This one is especially grisly, but I absolutely love this world. I audibly gasped when it ended. I’m ready for #4. 


Now I’m slowly working my way through The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (book set in Asia) and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief (which I may count as a microhistory? or not at all). The microhistory category doesn’t really appeal to me. I have tons of contenders. I’m sure one of them will stick.

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