The Measure: A Novel Audiobook, by Nikki Erlick Play Audiobook Sample

The Measure: A Novel Audiobook

The Measure: A Novel Audiobook, by Nikki Erlick Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Julia Whelan Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063204249

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Longest Chapter Length:

17:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

07:23 minutes

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Publisher Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope—read with us." —Jenna Bush Hager

A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library. 

Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.

It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.

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“Golden Voice narrator Julia Whelan…offers a compelling performance of a thought-provoking debut novel. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.””

— AudioFile 


  • “An escape from—rather than a window into—our own terrifying reality.” 

    — New York Times
  • “Perfect for book clubss, Erlick’s The Measure is equal parts charming and thought-provoking.”

    — Marie Claire


  • A June 2022 LibraryReads Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • A Read with Jenna Today Show Pick
  • A BookTrib Pick of Summer's Best Audiobooks

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About Nikki Erlick

Nikki Erlick is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on the websites of New York magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, and more As a travel writer, she explored nearly a dozen countries on assignment. As a ghostwriter, she has lent her voice to CEOs, academics, and entrepreneurs. She graduated with highest honors from Harvard University and is a former editor of the Harvard Crimson. She earned a master’s degree in global thought from Columbia University. The Measure is her first novel.

About Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong actor, and multiple award-winning audiobook narrator. She graduated with a degree in English and creative writing from Middlebury College and Oxford University. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows.