• 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

Fantastic Story and Narration

Would you listen to Trumpet again? Why?

I would definitely listen again. I was easily able to connect with the main characters and the narrator did a fantastic job of bringing them to life.

What about Cathleen McCarron’s performance did you like?

There were times when her narration felt so real and so raw that it brought me to tears.

Who was the most memorable character of Trumpet and why?

I loved Millie. I truly felt like she was sharing her love, her grief, and her memories with me. My heart broke for her at times.

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- Cheri

Book Details

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