• by Jackie Kay
  • Narrated by Cathleen McCarron
  • 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret. Unbeknown to all but his wife Millie, Joss was a woman living as a man. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered fury brings the press to the doorstep and sends his grieving mother to the sanctuary of a remote Scottish village.


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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful and True

A beautiful meditation on what it's like to change identities, and to be true to yourself; about grief and forgiveness; about the funny problems of conventional life, and unconventional life too. It rings true.

Amazing narration, by an actor so skilled at making not just different accents but different people come alive in the recording.
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- Colin

Amazing characterization and performance to match

The narrator was great, the different voices made it easy to distinguish between characters and sections. There is one section in particular where the text flows from the son speaking as a 30 something young man to his memories as a child and the narrator's change in voice provides as seamless and smooth a transition as the text.
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- Maggie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks