Earlier this year one of the most beautiful, moving, and heart-stirring books came across my desk. A book that I couldn’t put down, one that moved me to the core, and one that I was so happy to be a part of, as one of five narrators for Dreamscape Media. This book is Five-Part Invention, and it is the debut novel of extraordinary writer, Andrea J. Buchanan. This morning, happy news started the day when I learned that this exquisite book, has just won an Earphones award!
Thank you so much, AudioFile Magazine for taking the time to listen to, review and for awarding Five-Part Invention with the wonderful honor of receiving an Earphones Award. Huge congratulations to Andrea J. Buchanan, Erick Black and Dreamscape Media, and to my immensely talented co-narrators, Elizabeth Wiley, Jayme Mattler, Jackie Meloche and Jane Oppenheimer. It’s an honor and joy to be in your company! Heartfelt thanks to Erick Black for casting me as Anna – a character that will forever remain in my heart.
I have included the text of the review below, as well as included a link to AudioFile Magazine’s review, here – incase you prefer to check out the review on line. Also – please do check out this book – either on Audio, or in print. You can find Five-Part Invention on Audible or at Amazon. com.
Here’s the review!
Earphones Award Winner
by Andrea J. Buchanan | Read by Elizabeth Wiley, Jayme Mattler, Susan Hanfield, Jackie Meloche, Jane Oppenheimer
Fiction • 14.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022
Buchanan’s debut novel unfolds like a symphony as it examines the impact of trauma on five generations of women. Five talented narrators breathe life into these complicated survivors. Elizabeth Wiley, as Lise, the matriarch, has an immigrant’s accent as she reveals her traumatic truth to her adult daughter, Anna, through a letter that weaves through the stories of her descendants. Susan Hanfield’s Anna mourns the mothering she missed in her childhood while mothering Pauline, the girl she is raising as her own. Jane Oppenheimer portrays Pauline’s neediness as she struggles to feel connected. Jayme Mattler spotlights Hope’s curiosity and insightfulness as she spends spring break with the grandfather she never knew. Jackie Meloche delivers Zoey’s self-acceptance as love triumphs over trauma. N.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2022