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Audio Book Review: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe, Narrated by Moira Quirk

This is a ridiculously funny book, it’s humour all in words.
An audiobook review of The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe, narrated by Moira Quirk.

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe
Title: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc
Author: Jennifer Kincheloe
Narrator: Moira Quirk
Length: 12 hours 45 minutes
Publisher: Jennifer Kincheloe⎮2016
Genre: Historical Fiction Mystery
Read Synopsis on Goodreads
Stars: ★★★★★
Buy On: Audible | Amazon US | Amazon India


My Review:

Note: I received this book from the author via AudioBookworm Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe, narrated by Moira Quirk exceeded my expectations. When I read the blurb, it held out a promise of a light and funny read, but the book turned out to be much more.

In 1907 Los Angeles, women weren’t allowed to be detectives. But society and rules weren’t going to stop Anna Blanc. A jugaadu girl with lots of pluck and inspired by crime novels she gets a Police Matron job using an alias stumbles upon a murder series and sets out to solve it.

In Anna Blanc, Jennifer Kincheloe has created an endearing character. A floundering silly girl who forever seems to get into trouble, yet she does it all with heart and joie de vivre. A woman fighting the system for what she wants from life. A lady juggling a double-life hidden from her father, fiancé and best friend.

What stood out most for me in The Secret Life of Anna Blanc was Jennifer Kincheloe’s use of the English language and Moira Quirk’s narration of it. This is a ridiculously funny book, it’s humour all in words. Jennifer Kincheloe’s choice of words and descriptions for people and situations had me grinning though out. /(make sure you head over to audible and listen to a sample)/

Moira Quirk’s narration makes this book easy on the ears. All the various characters are easy to distinguish and Moira Quirk brings a certain life to them. She sets a good pace for easy listening and had me hooked until the end.

At 12 hours and 45 minutes, this is one long book and I wasn’t sure I’d finish but Anna Blanc’s spunk brought to voice by Moira Quirk kept me going right to the end. If you, like me enjoy the humour in words, this will be 12 hours of laughs (45 minutes you might just hold it back).
And there’s a book 2 and 3 too!

Buy On: Audible | Amazon US | Amazon India

About the Narrator:

Moira QuirkMoira grew up in teeny-tiny Rutland, England’s smallest county, which is fitting as she never managed to make it past five feet herself. Moira’s work spans the pantheon of the voiceover world: plays for BBC radio, plays for NPR, video games, commercials, television promos, podcasts, cartoons, movies and award winning audiobooks. She’s won Multiple Audie Awards, Earphone Awards, as well as Audible’s prestigious Book-of-the-Year Award. She has lately set foot in front of the camera again, appearing in “Pretty: the Series” and the Emmy-winning “Dirty Work.”
Website │ Twitter – @moiraquirkableFacebook Page

About the Author:

Jennifer KincheloeJennifer has been a block layer, a nurse’s aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy. A native of Southern California, she now lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenagers. She’s currently writing book three in the Anna Blanc Mystery series. Book two, THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, is coming out in Fall of 2017 from Seventh Street Books.
WebsiteGoodReads │ Twitter – @jenkincheloeFacebook Page

February 7, 2020   1 Comment