A Must-Hear Book
February 04, 2011
Picking out an audiobook is not always an easy process. Enjoying an audiobook depends, at least for me, on two different things. First, there is the story. Second, there is the person reading the story. The second thing is actually more important to me than the first. You can have a mediocre story read by someone amazing, but if the reader’s voice gets on your nerve, it doesn’t matter what the story is about because you can’t force yourself to listen to a word of it. This brings me to the audiobook My Life with the Lincolns by Gayle Brandeis and read by Emily Janice Card (daughter of author Orson Scott Card). The combination of Bradeis’ story and Card’s reading is amazing! Twelve year old Mina Edelman spends the summer of 1966 protecting her family, who she believes is the reincarnation of the Lincolns, from death, assassination, and insanity. Coupled with joining the Freedom Movement in Chicago…Mina’s summer will be nothing short of life-changing.