The Spectacular: A Novel Audiobook, by Fiona Davis Play Audiobook Sample

The Spectacular: A Novel Audiobook

The Spectacular: A Novel Audiobook, by Fiona Davis Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kimberly Farr, Rachel Jacobs Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593742624

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

38

Longest Chapter Length:

39:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

19:27 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

9

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Publisher Description

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Magnolia Palace: A thrilling story about love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of dreams, set amidst the glamour and glitz of Radio City Music Hall in its mid-century heyday. New York City, 1956: Nineteen-year-old Marion Brooks knows she should be happy. Her high school sweetheart is about to propose and sweep her off to the life everyone has always expected they’d have together: a quiet house in the suburbs, Marion staying home to raise their future children. But instead, Marion finds herself feeling trapped. So when she comes across an opportunity to audition for the famous Radio City Rockettes—the glamorous precision-dancing troupe—she jumps at the chance to exchange her predictable future for the dazzling life of a performer.    Meanwhile, the city is reeling from a string of bombings orchestrated by a person the press has nicknamed the “Big Apple Bomber,” who has been terrorizing the citizens of New York for sixteen years by planting bombs in popular, crowded spaces. With the public in an uproar over the lack of any real leads after a yearslong manhunt, the police turn in desperation to Peter Griggs, a young doctor at a local mental hospital who espouses a radical new technique: psychological profiling.  As both Marion and Peter find themselves unexpectedly pulled in to the police search for the bomber, Marion realizes that as much as she’s been training herself to blend in—performing in perfect unison with all the other identical Rockettes—if she hopes to catch the bomber, she’ll need to stand out and take a terrifying risk. In doing so, she may be forced to sacrifice everything she’s worked for, as well as the people she loves the most.

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"The mystery is well written with complex characters. Descriptive place and historical times. More enjoyable for a woman. The ending takes you full circle!"

— KSLL (5 out of 5 stars)

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About Fiona Davis

Fiona Davis is the author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Lions of Fifth Avenue and The Magnolia Palace. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and the Columbia Journalism School.

About the Narrators

Brittany Pressley has won several Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She has recorded over one hundred titles and has received several nominations for American Library Association’s annual list of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and voice actress. Her voice can be heard on national and international TV and radio commercials as well as several animated series and video games. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.