The Vacationers

Author(s): Emma Straub
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100101307
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629235769
Narrator/s: Kristen Sieh
Please log in to view pricing


For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Emma Straub
Product Number EB00380629
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101618042

Professional reviews

"Audiobook listeners have all the luck. Narrator Kristen Sieh has transformed Emma StraubÕs entertaining summertime novel into a thoroughly captivating listen. The story focuses on a dysfunctional New York familyÑfather, mother, grown son and lady friend, and college-bound daughter, who head to Mallorca for two weeks with momÕs best friend, who is gay, and his husband. Personal crises abound, delicious meals are prepared, married and unmarried sex occurs, a punch is thrown, and some lessons of the heart are learned. Through it all, SiehÕs pleasant, clear narration moves the story along, and her chameleon ability to inhabit anyone from a Puerto Rican aerobics instructor to an older male New Yorker adds nuance and meaning to what might otherwise have been a simple confection. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"