There is something very appealing about the narrator of the Ordinary People audiobook and I couldn’t stop listening.
Ordinary People is the story of two couples living in the UK, and the different pressures and temptations they face as they go about starting their families and settling into their lives.
Actually, ‘settling’ is entirely the wrong word to use when describing these couples, who are having trouble accepting that their young families are the extent of their futures.
I loved the youthfulness of the voices in this novel, and the portrayal of the constraints and mundanity of everyday life. Throughout the novel, there is a sense that something is missing in the characters’ lives … they just don’t know what it is.
This was an engaging novel that was perfect suited to the audiobook format.