• 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 4.5 (2 ratings)

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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary Katherine Worth on 03-26-18

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

The English American is one of my all time favorite books. To find out that this award-winning recording has been released with an interview with the author AND the DNA song, which I heard Larkin perform live was a thrill.

Instead of the usual two-dimensional adoptee this novel has an authentic adopted heroine at it's center. Pippa is charming, British, flawed, human, idealistic, talented, untidy, unpredictable and the sort of character you fall in love with. She's a heroine who makes you laugh one minute and cry the next. And the narration! All I can say is WOW! Alison Larkin is a narrator at the very top of her game and in addition to writing a compelling story that makes you laugh one minute and cry the next, her observations about the differences between England and America are hilarious and true. I have spent a lot of time in both countries and I just love the whole thing!

Paul Ruben's interview with Alison Larkin is thoughtful and fascinating. Alison Larkin herself was adopted and the novel is autobiographical. This is very special. I love it.

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