City of Flickering Light

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD44673
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982674687
Narrator/s: Lisa Flanagan
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Juliette Fay-"one of the best authors of women's fiction" (Library Journal)-transports us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen-perfect for fans of La La Land and Rules of Civility. It's July 1921, "flickers" are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry. At first glance, Hollywood in the 1920s is like no other place on earth-iridescent, scandalous, and utterly exhilarating-and the three friends yearn for a life they could only have dreamed of before. But despite the glamour and seduction of Tinseltown, success doesn't come easy, and nothing can prepare Irene, Millie, and Henry for the poverty, temptation, and heartbreak that lie ahead. With their ambitions challenged by both the men above them and the prejudice surrounding them, their friendship is the only constant through desperate times, as each struggles to find their true calling in an uncertain world. What begins as a quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a collective search for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the backlots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver screen are brought to life. With her "trademark wit and grace" (Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer's Daughters), Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.


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City of Flickering Light
Product Number: BX00113213
Product Number:Z100147943
Product Number:DD44673

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Author(s): Juliette Fay
Narrator(s): Lisa Flanagan
Product Number Z100147943
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982674724
Author(s): Juliette Fay
Product Number EB00734711
Released: Apr 16, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781501192951

Professional reviews

"Listeners will be richly entertained by this historical audiobook, set in early 1920s Hollywood. Irene, Millie, and Henry meet on the burlesque circuit and head to Hollywood, where they help each other deal with obstacles in their personal and professional lives. Narrator Lisa Flanagan infuses each character with a compelling personality as she keeps the pace of the story moving. She employs a warm tone and steady pace to portray screenwriter Irene's practicality and big-sister attitude. Actress Millie's vivacious and caring nature comes through in Flanagan's lighter pitch and spirited tone. In portraying leading man Henry, she shades the contrast between his secrets and his noble, steady personality. Unique voices are also created for several memorable supporting characters who are involved in subplots on discrimination and harassment. M.J. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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