‘Meeting Lydia’ by Linda MacDonald now in audio

You might recall I reviewed this book when it first came out in paperback, well now it’s out as an audiobook and the clip suggests a deservedly professional performance. Here it is: And here’s the press release: P R E S S R E L E A S E AUDIOBOOK EDITION MEETING LYDIA GOES AUDIO Linda MacDonald’s first novel Meeting Lydia is about the powerful long term effects of school bullying and of internet relationships. First released in 2011, it has now been abridged and turned into an audiobook, narrated by talented voice actress Harriet Carmichael. When Marianne comes home … Continue reading ‘Meeting Lydia’ by Linda MacDonald now in audio

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‘Meeting Lydia’ by Linda MacDonald

To read ‘Meeting Lydia‘ is to sit in a comfy front room with the author, and listen while she tells you the story. Linda MacDonald is a raconteur, an ‘under-the-banyan-tree’, book-at-bedtime story teller, who conjures up complex images through a stream-of-consciousness narrative. Some might say there is more telling than showing, but they would be mistaken in judging this to be a fault. The telling is not exposition, not info-dumping, not tedious scene-setting. The telling is Bridget Jones; it is the internal curiosities, private debates, and mental machinations of the main character, Marianne, as she negotiates a mid-life crisis, the menopause, and a re-emergence of past horrors. If you are intrigued by relationships, by the seismic shifts … Continue reading ‘Meeting Lydia’ by Linda MacDonald

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