Queenie: A Novel Audiobook, by Candice Carty-Williams Play Audiobook Sample

Queenie: A Novel Audiobook

Queenie: A Novel Audiobook, by Candice Carty-Williams Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Shvorne Marks Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508277972

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Longest Chapter Length:

44:51 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

35 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

18:18 minutes

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Publisher Description

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

With “fresh and honest” (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today’s world.

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“You’ll read Queenie, a novel about a young Jamaican British woman trying to find her place in London, in one day. It’s that good.”

— Hello Giggles 


  • “Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.”

    — Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Meet Queenie…She’s highly relatable. A must read for ’19.”

    — Woman’s Day
  • “Funny, wise, and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch.”

    — Kit de Waal, author of My Name Is Leon


  • A March 2019 LibraryReads Pick
  • A Bustle Pick of Upcoming Books
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019
  • BookRiot Pick

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About Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams is a Senior Marketing Executive at Vintage. In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, which aims to find, champion, and celebrate Black, Asian, and minority ethnic writers. She contributes regularly to Refinery29 and i-D, and her pieces have been shared globally, especially those about blackness and sexuality.