• The English American

  • A Novel
  • By: Alison Larkin
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-26-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (9 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

This AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording of Alison Larkin's best-selling autobiographical novel about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents and herself in the US is followed by an exclusive interview with the author.
"Author and narrator Alison Larkin lights up the earphones with her portrayal of Pippa Dunn, a young English woman who discovers that her birth parents are Americans. Pippa decides to go to America to meet them and ends up finding herself-and true love. Larkin's heartfelt narration conveys Pippa's mixed up feelings of confusion and guilt-as well as the story's humor. Larkin moves delightfully between the various British and American accents. With gentle humor, she pokes fun at both American and British cultures while making it clear she loves them both. This audio experience is like watching a great romantic comedy. Have the tissues ready at the end-the romance is that good!" (AudioFile Magazine - Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award)
In addition to being a best-selling novelist and comedienne, Alison Larkin is also the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks including The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and Peter Pan and The Inconsiderate Waiter by J. M. Barrie.
Larkin's interview with Grammy Award-winning producer Paul Alan Ruben is followed by "The DNA Song", lyrics by Alison Larkin, music by Gary Schreiner, and sung by Alison Larkin.
©2008 Alison Larkin (P)2018 Alison Larkin Presents
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3 out of 5 stars
By Layla on 06-19-18

Not for me.

I actually did not like the character in this book. I noticed that all the reviews loved this book but I didn't like it as much as I wanted too.
There is a lot of profanity, which sounded weird coming out the narrators mouth. I felt it was forced, I did not understand why the character need to swear a lot.
This book is not for me but others might like it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alex on 06-09-18


I love this audio book. It's poignant and funny and true and you can't stop listening. I fell in love with Pippa Dunn from the beginning and was rooting for her as she found her roots and herself. I laughed out loud at the cultural comments - the differences between England and America. Plus the interview at the end is fascinating. This book is a wonderful, wonderful listen. No wonder it won so many awards.

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5 out of 5 stars
By KatMari on 05-24-18

Heartwarming, thought-provoking and funny

This is a great story written and narrated by Alison Larkin. It deftly handles some really weighty issues, like identity and cross-cultural differences, with a wonderful lightness of touch. It's funny and moving all at once. I especially loved the warm and unflinching honesty of the protagonist. Perhaps because this work is semi-based on Larkin's real life experience, the whole result is a completely authentic and real heroine. Larkin is an accomplished narrator of many books already, and she lends her vocal skills to her own words beautifully.

I listened to this over 4 days and didn't want to stop! I hope Alison Larkin writes more, she's a real talent.

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