Motherhood: A Novel Audiobook, by Sheila Heti Play Audiobook Sample

Motherhood: A Novel Audiobook

Motherhood: A Novel Audiobook, by Sheila Heti Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Sheila Heti Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427298027

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Longest Chapter Length:

39:03 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

32 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:35 minutes

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Publisher Description

From the author of How Should a Person Be? (“one of the most talked-about books of the year”—Time Magazine) and the New York Times Bestseller Women in Clothes comes a daring audiobook about whether to have children. In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation. In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent audiobook considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home. Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original audiobook that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how—and for whom—to live.

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“A subtle depiction of the lives of contemporary women and men, by an exceptional artist in the prime of her powers.”

— Mark Greif, author of Against Everything 


  • Among longlisted titles for New York Magazine Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for The Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year, 2020
  • Among longlisted titles for Chicago Tribune Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for Flavorwire Best Books of the Year, 2018
  • Among shortlisted titles for Giller Prize - Nominee, 2018
  • Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2018

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About Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?, which New York Magazine deemed one of the “New Classics of the 21st century.” She was named one of the New Vanguard by the New York Times book critics, who, along with a dozen other magazines and newspapers, chose Motherhood as a top book of 2018. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.