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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Hulin Narrator: Ari Fliakos, Kristen Sieh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781524750503
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Told entirely in hilarious emails, —Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a story of fraternal twins Harry and Matilda Goodman as they fumble into adulthood, telling lies and keeping secrets, and finally confronting their complicated twinship.

Matilda Goodman is an underemployed wedding photographer grappling with her failure to live as an artist and the very bad lie she has told her boyfriend (that she has a dead twin). Harry, her (totally alive) brother, is an untenured professor of literature, anxiously contemplating his publishing status (unpublished) and sleeping with a student. When Matilda invites her boyfriend home for Thanksgiving to meet the family, and when Harry makes a desperate—and unethical—move to save his career, they set off an avalanche of shame, scandal, and drunken hot tub revelations that force them to examine the truth about who they really are. A wonderfully subversive, sensitive novel of romantic entanglement and misguided ambition, Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a joyful look at love and family in all its forms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "[A] charming epistolary novel for the digital age…With wit and finely tuned insights into the pressures of love, family, and society, the author creates vibrant characters filled with palpable longings.”


  • “Weird, witty and clever.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Endearing and indecent…Creative and funny…[Hulin’s] writing excels in its ability to make the twins appealing. The email-exchange format leaves the reader feeling closely connected to the characters…A novel as remarkably witty as it is frightful.”

    Kirkus Reviews
  • “Both hysterically funny and heartbreakingly real, Hulin’s audiobook is a story about twins, family, life’s best and worst moments, and what we do when things don’t go the way we planned. As the story is told entirely in email messages, narrators Ari Fliakos and Kristen Sieh portray Harry and Matilda…Listeners can expect to nod their heads in agreement, laugh out loud, and even tear up as they get to know—and love—Harry and Matilda.”


  • A funny, tender look at the complexities of family. It also paints a frighteningly accurate picture of the elusive quest for adulthood. Witty, playful, and inventive, Rachel Hulin’s debut is just plain fun to read.”

    Swan Huntley, author of We Could Be Beautiful

  • Rachel Hulin ably demonstrates that the age-old epistolary form is deeply satisfying to the modern reader; we're the voyeurs in a story that's often delightful and occasionally discomfiting. Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty
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About the Author

Rachel Hulin is a writer and photographer. Her personal essays and writing about photography have appeared in Rolling Stone, Nerve, Radar Magazine, Huffington Post, and the Daily Beast. She earned a BA degree from Brown University and an MA from New York University.

About the Narrators

Ari Fliakos is an actor with experience in television, radio, film, theater, and voice-overs. He has earned four Earphones Awards, and his narration of Seth Patrick’s Reviver won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration for paranormal fiction. On screen, he is best-known for his roles in Law & Order, Pills, and Company K.

Kristen Sieh is a voice and television actress. She has appeared on such television shows as Law & Order and Boardwalk Empire. She has also narrated several audio books.