Goodnight June

  • by Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Blackberry Winter imagines the inspiration for Goodnight Moon.
Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be.
June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amid the store's papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown - and steps into the pages of American literature.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sweet Story!!

Goodnight June was a nice, light novel that I enjoyed in between some more serious books recently.

Mixed in to the story are letters (fictional) between June's aunt and Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, the beloved children's book. That gave the story an interesting twist, and the book it's title. I also liked the narrator--she does an excellent job!

Overall, I enjoyed, and recommend for a sweet, easy listen.
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- Trish

Good story horrendous narrative

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend to a friend. Good story, easy reading and enjoyable subject. I enjoy Sara Jio as her writings are usually light and I can sit in my reading corner or take my daily walks and listen. Sara Jio transitions smoothly from the main characters to the letter being discovered.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the letter format of the Aunt and her friend in NY.

Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

No. The voice did not match the characters in the story and it sounded as if she were reading a boring classic. The main character sounded as if she were 75 rather than 35 and the narrator totally ruined the story for me and I finally went out and bought a copy of the book.

Was Goodnight June worth the listening time?

No since I had to buy the book to complete the book. I have listened to many books and have never had to buy a book to finish it as the narrator was so out of sync with the characters and the book.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the story and the author and look forward to Sara's next book but I have finally put a narrator on a list to make sure I don't get another book with her as narrator.

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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.