Such a Fun Age Audiobook, by Kiley Reid Play Audiobook Sample

Such a Fun Age Audiobook

Such a Fun Age Audiobook, by Kiley Reid Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Nicole Lewis Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593107065

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Longest Chapter Length:

42:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

19:18 minutes

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A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • NPR Vogue • Elle  Real Simple • InStyle • Good Housekeeping • Parade • Slate  Vox  Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal  BookPage Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Reese's Book Club Pick  "The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly "I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

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“Narrator Nicole Lewis hooks listeners with her lively pacing and vivid characterizations…Lewis skillfully delivers the snappy repartee between Emira and her best friend, Zara, and the “Sex and the City” vibe of Alix and her New York City friends…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • A BookPage Top Pick of the Month in Audio
  • A Marie Claire Magazine Pick for Book Clubs
  • A New York Times Pick of Books to Watch for in January
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • A Chicago Review of Books Pick for December
  • A Pop Sugar Pick for Winter
  • A Bustle Pick of Must-Read Books for January
  • A USA Today Pick of Must-Read Books of January
  • A Vogue Pick of Books for Winter
  • New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Finalist for the 2020 NAACP Image Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Immersive Audiobooks
  • Winner of the 2021 Audie Award for Best Fiction Narration

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About Kiley Reid

Kiley Reid earned an MFA degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina.

About Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis is a voice artist and Earphones Award–winning narrator.