Summer, 1976 by David Auburn
Narrated by Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht
Summer, 1976 by David Auburn is a Broadway play turned into this audiobook (which I didn’t know until after I read it). Narrated by two well-known actors, this story is about two very different women who became friends because of their kids and how the friendship developed (or didn’t) over the years.
I wanted to love it! But honestly, there wasn’t much plot, and I found it to be very over-acted. Maybe not for a play, but for the audiobook. The fake accent and two very different volumes from each of the actors made it even more difficult to listen to. It was told in duet, but like they are both telling an old story, and I did like this aspect of it.
I have had friends through my kids that have come and gone over the years because they weren’t really my people, we were only friends because the kids played together a lot, so I related to Summer, 1976, but found it a little depressing. It was quick, only 1.5 hours, and free in Audible plus, I don’t regret listening, but it’s not a story I would recommend. It’s short enough and free in Audible plus, so check out Summer, 1976 and let me know if you agree.